for September 2013

  • Alvin Buenaventura occasionally publishes comics and other things through Pigeon Press.
  • Rich Cohen grew up on the North Shore of Chicago. He has written several books, including The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America's Banana King and Sweet and Low: A Family Story. His new book, Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football, will be published this fall.
  • Aaron Gilbreath has written for the New York Times, the Paris Review, the Kenyon Review, Brick, Black Warrior Review, and the Oxford American. He is the author of the chapbook A Secondary Landscape, and is putting out a collection of jazz essays. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
  • Arnon Grunberg is a novelist and reporter. Grunberg’s novel, Tirza, was published this year by Open Letter. His work has been translated to twenty-six languages.
  • Daniel Handler writes books under his own name and as Lemony Snicket.
  • Nick Hornby is the author of six novels, the most recent of which is Juliet, Naked, and a memoir, Fever Pitch. He is also the author of Songbook, a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award for music criticism, and editor of the short-story collection Speaking with the Angel. His screenplay for An Education was nominated for an Academy Award. He lives in North London.
  • Nicholas Hune-Brown is a magazine writer who lives in Toronto. He writes for the Walrus, Toronto Life, the Globe and Mail, and other publications.
  • Tim Lane is a graphic novelist and freelance illustrator. His debut graphic novel, Abandoned Cars, was nominated for an Ignatz Award. His next graphic novel, The Lonesome Go, will be published in 2014. Lane teaches drawing at Washington University in St. Louis.
  • Linda Leseman is a freelance journalist living in Brooklyn. She writes about music (mostly metal) for the Village Voice and LA Weekly. She studied theater in college and still wants to be a playwright when she grows up.
  • 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.
  • Nathan C. Martin is the editor of Room 220: New Orleans Book and Literary News. He is currently at work on a book about Wyoming, his home state.
  • Jamaal May is the author of Hum, winner of the Beatrice Hawley Award. His poems appear in journals such as the New England Review, Indiana Review, Callaloo, and Ploughshares. He was named the 2011–13 Stadler Fellow at Bucknell University.
  • Jack Pendarvis has written three books.
  • Nell Scovell has written for many publications (Spy, Vanity Fair, the New York Times) and TV shows (The Simpsons, Monk, NCIS). She created ABC’s Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, and has directed two cable movies. This year, she coauthored Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.
  • Dalia Sofer is the author of The Septembers of Shiraz. She is the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award and of the 2008 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize. She lives in New York City.
  • Jill Stauffer is an assistant professor of philosophy and the director of the concentration in peace, justice, and human rights at Haverford College. She is working on a book called Ethical Lonelineless, about the difficulties and possibilities of political reconciliation.
  • Anna Suzuki is a comedian and actor living in New York. She tours, and hosts monthly comedy shows at the People’s Improv Theater and Pete’s Candy Store.
  • Tana Wojczuk is an essayist and cultural critic. She is a lecturer in Columbia University’s Undergraduate Writing Program, where she codirects an interdisciplinary pilot initiative titled University Writing: Readings in American Studies.