for September 2011

  • Alvin Buenaventura publishes comics and books with Pigeon Press.
  • Victoria Chang’s second book of poems, Salvinia Molesta, was published by the University of Georgia Press as part of the VQR Poetry Series. Her first book, Circle, winner of the Crab Orchard Review Open Competition, was published by Southern Illinois University Press.
  • Jarrett Gregory is an assistant curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and a former assistant curator at the New Museum in New York. From 2005, Gregory worked with the chief curator at the Whitney Museum. Gregory has written for the MIT List Visual Arts Center; the Exhibitionist journal; the New Museum; the Whitney Museum; and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • Daniel Handler writes books under his own name and as Lemony Snicket.
  • Nick Hornby lives in North London.
  • Didier Jacob is a French journalist. He was born in Paris in 1962. He has been working as a literary critic for the Nouvel Observateur for years and is the author of a book about literary criticism, Literary War.
  • Marc Katz teaches literature and humanities at Scripps College in Claremont, California. He lives in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles.
  • Gregory Kornbluh works in scholarly publishing. He lives in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.
  • Greil Marcus is the author of Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century, Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock ‘n’ Roll Music, and The Shape of Things to Come: Prophecy and the American Voice, and other books. His column, Real Life Rock Top Ten, runs monthly in the Believer.
  • Nate Pedersen is a freelance journalist who recently moved back to Oregon after spending two years in Scotland. His website is
  • Jack Pendarvis has written three books.
  • Allan Peterson’s latest book is As Much As from Salmon Press in Ireland. His other books are All the Lavish in Common (winner of the Juniper Prize, 2005) and Anonymous Or (winner of the Defined Providence Prize, 2001).
  • Kristen Schaal starred in the cult HBO hit Flight of the Conchords, and has appeared in movies such as Going the Distance, When in Rome, and Get Him to the Greek, among many others. She co-authored a sex guide, The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex, with her boyfriend, the Daily Show writer Rich Blomquist.
  • Jesse Tangen-Mills is a writer and translator in Colombia.
  • Meaghan Winter is working on a book about people who buy and sell human hair. She recently received an MFA from Columbia University, and she lives in New York.