Danielle Chapman is the author of the poetry collection Delinquent Palaces (Northwestern University Press 2015). Her poetry has appeared in magazines and journals such as The Atlantic, Harvard Review, and The Nation, andThe New Yorker. She is a critic as well as a poet, and her reviews have appeared inPoetry and the New York Times. Chapman directed the publishing-industry programs for the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture from 2007 to 2012. She lives in New Haven with her husband and twin daughters and teaches at Yale University.
Susan Choi was born in South Bend, Indiana, and raised there and in Houston, Texas. She studied literature at Yale and writing at Cornell, and worked for several years as a fact-checker for The New Yorker. Her first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. Her third novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. In 2010 she was named the inaugural recipient of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award. A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, she lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, Pete Wells, and their sons.
Verlyn Klinkenborg is an American non-fiction author. Since 1997, he has been a member of the editorial board of The New York Times. His books include The Rural Life, Making Hay, The Last Fine Time, and Timothy; or, Notes of an Abject Reptile. He has published articles in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, Esquire, National Geographic, Mother Jones, and other periodicals. In 1991 he received the Lila Wallace–Reader's Digest Writer's Award and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. In 2007, he received a Guggenheim fellowship, which will fund his upcoming book The Mermaids of Lapland, about William Cobbett.