Michael Andreasen has published short fiction in Quarterly West, and he contributed to the launch of the Webby Award–winning narrative app The Silent History. He lives and works in Southern California but calls Nebraska home.
David Constantine is a British poet, writer, and translator who has published seven collections of poetry, a novel, and four collections of stories, including 2012’s Tea at the Midland and Other Stories, which won both the BBC National Short Story Award and the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award.
Anthony Marra is the author of the novel A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, which won the 2013 National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award, and the story collection The Tsar of Love and Techno, a finalist for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. His story "The Grozny Tourist Bureau" won the 2016 National Magazine Award for fiction.
Steve Martin is an actor, comedian, author, playwright, screenwriter, producer, and musician whose accolades include an Emmy Award, five Grammy Awards, an Honorary Oscar, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the 2015 American Film Institute Life Achievement Award.
Tatyana Tolstaya is a novelist, essayist, and TV host who is recognized as one of modern Russia’s finest writers. She was born in Leningrad in 1951 to a family that included Leo and Alexei Tolstoy, and among her works are the novel The Slynx and the story collection White Walls.
Martin Mull received his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1967. During the ensuing five decades, with painting as his consuming and constant interest, he’s also worked as a recording artist, a humorist, and a television and movie actor. His paintings are in the collections of many museums worldwide.