for November/December 2013

  • Sasha Archibald is a frequent contributor to and former editor at Cabinet magazine, and has collaborated with many institutions to produce exhibitions and events. She lives in Los Angeles.
  • Alvin Buenaventura occasionally publishes comics and other things through Pigeon Press.
  • Damaris Colhoun is a writer living in Brooklyn. Her articles have been published in the Point and the Daily Beast. In May, she received a Pulitzer travel grant for her work in long-form journalism.
  • Meehan Crist is writer-in-residence in biological sciences at Columbia University. Previously, she was reviews editor at the Believer, and her work has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Lapham’s Quarterly, the New Republic, and Scientific American.
  • Louisa Dunnigan recently graduated from Oxford University and now lives and works in Paris. Her prose, poetry, and theater reviews have appeared in student and professional publications, including the Cherwell, eMagazine, and Broadway Baby.
  • Daniel Handler writes books under his own name and as Lemony Snicket.
  • James Hughes is a Chicago-based writer and editor who has contributed to Slate, Grantland, the Atlantic, and Stop Smiling, where he was an editor and a copublisher.
  • Amy Klein is a writer and musician living in Brooklyn. For more of her work, go to
  • Mark Lane lives in Missoula, Montana. His writing has appeared in the Oxford American, Denver Quarterly, the New Orleans Review, Harp & Altar, and more.
  • 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.
  • Siobhan Phillips is the author of The Poetics of the Everyday: Creative Repetition in Modern American Verse (Columbia University Press). Her poems and reviews have appeared in Boston Review, Harvard Review, Southwest Review, Yale Review, and other journals.
  • A founding editor of Rose Metal Press, Kathleen Rooney is the author of, most recently, Robinson Alone, and her debut novel, O, Democracy!, is forthcoming in spring 2014.
  • Leanne Shapton has published five books: Toronto, Was She Pretty?, Important Artifacts, The Native Trees of Canada, and Swimming Studies. She is the co-founder of J&L Books, and a former art director of the New York Times’s Op-Ed page.
  • Sheryda Warrener is the author of the poetry collection Hard Feelings. She lives in Vancouver, Canada.
  • Lawrence Weschler’s more than fifteen books—running from political tragedies through cultural comedies—include Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees (on artist Robert Irwin); Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder (on the Museum of Jurassic Technology); Vermeer in Bosnia; Everything that Rises: A Book of Convergences; and, most recently, Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative.