Dinah Lenney is the author of The Object Parade and Bigger than Life: A Murder, a Memoir and, with Judith Kitchen, edited Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction (W.W. Norton, 2015). Her essays and reviews have been published in a wide range of publications and anthologies including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, AGNI, Creative Nonfiction, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, where is the senior editor of creative nonfiction.
Elliott Holt is the author of the novel You Are One of Them, which was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice and a finalist for the NBCC’s John Leonard Award for a first book. Her essays and short fiction have appeared in the New York Times, Time, Slate, Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere, and she is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, fellowships from Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, and the 2015 Ellen Levine Award for her novel-in-progress. @elliottholt
Major Jackson is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Roll Deep, hailed in the New York Times Book Review as “a remixed odyssey.” His other volumes include Holding Company, Hoops, and Leaving Saturn. Jackson has published poems, essays, and book reviews in American Poetry Review, Callaloo, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, Tin House, and in several volumes of Best American Poetry. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, and the National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, among other honors. Major Jackson is the Richard A. Dennis Green & Gold Professor and University Distinguished Professor at the University of Vermont. He serves as the Poetry Editor of The Harvard Review.
Rolf Potts’ essays and reportage have appeared in such venues as The New Yorker, The Atlantic, National Geographic Traveler, Sports Illustrated, the Travel Channel, and National Public Radio, as well as over 20 nonfiction anthologies, including the Best American Travel Writing series and the Best Creative Nonfiction series. He has won five Lowell Thomas Awards for his travel writing, and his first book, Vagabonding, has been translated into seven languages. His second book, Marco Polo Didn’t Go There, was the first American-authored travel book to win Italy’s prestigious Bruce Chatwin Award. Potts has taught nonfiction writing at Yale University, and he has served as the Paris American Academy writing workshop program director since 2005.