MJ Franklin is an editor at The New York Times Book Review.
Ilana Masad is a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and criticism, a doctoral student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the author of the novel All My Mother’s Lovers.
Claire Messud is the author of numerous novels including The Emperor’s Children, The Woman Upstairs, and, most recently, A Dream Life. She writes a monthly books column for Harper’s magazine, teaches at Harvard University and lives in Cambridge MA.
Gal Beckerman is the senior editor for books at The Atlantic. Formerly an editor at The New York Times Book Review, he is the author of The Quiet Before: On the Unexpected Origin of Radical Ideas. His first book was the widely acclaimed When They Come for Us, We’ll Be Gone: The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry, which […]
Hirsh Sawhney’s debut novel, South Haven, was a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. It was nominated for the DSC Prize in South Asian Literature and shortlisted for the Shakti Bhatt First Book Award. He is also the editor of Delhi Noir, an anthology of original fiction. Hirsh’s writing has appeared in The […]
Gary Shteyngart was born in Leningrad in 1972 and came to the United States seven years later. His debut novel, The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, won the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction and the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction. His second novel, Absurdistan, was named one of the 10 Best Books of the Year by The New York […]
Tobias Carroll is the author of four books — most recently, Ex-Members, a novel. He writes a column on books in translation for Words Without Borders and is the managing editor of Vol.1 Brooklyn.
Leigh Haber is VP of Books for the Oprah Winfrey platforms, including Oprah’s Book Club, Oprah Daily, and O Quarterly.
A native New Yorker, K.M. Jackson who also writes as Kwana Jackson spent her formative years on the ‘A’ train where she had two dreams: 1) to be a fashion designer and 2) to be a writer. After spending over ten years designing women’s sportswear for various fashion houses this self-proclaimed former fashionista, took the leap of […]
Kriota Willberg is a cartoonist, massage therapist/health science educator, and author of Draw Stronger: Self-Care for Cartoonists and Visual Artists (Uncivilized Books). Her comics have appeared in: Spiral Bound (Medium.com), SubCultures, Comics For Choice, The Graphic Canon, and Intima: Journal of Narrative Medicine, among others. Her comic Silver Wire was nominated for a 2019 Ignatz Award. Once the inaugural Artist In Residence at the New York Academy […]
Maksik is the author of four novels: You Deserve Nothing, a New York Times and IndieBound bestseller; A Marker to Measure Drift, which was a New York Times Notable Book; Shelter in Place, named one of the best books of the year by the Guardian and the San Francisco Chronicle and The Long Corner, a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice. Maksik’s writing has been translated into more than a dozen languages and […]
Jenzo DuQue is a Colombian American writer, teacher, and editor. He received his MFA from Brooklyn College, where he served as an editor of The Brooklyn Review. Jenzo’s writing has been published widely, as well as anthologized in The Best American Short Stories 2021 and Best Microfiction 2022. He has been awarded fellowships by the […]
2021 Vivian Award finalist and DEIA activist in the romance industry, LaQuette writes sexy, stylish, and sensational romance. She crafts dramatic, emotionally epic tales that are deeply pigmented by reality’s paintbrush. This Brooklyn native writes unapologetically bold, character-driven stories. Her novels feature diverse ensemble casts who are confident in their right to appear on […]
Adriana was born and raised in the Caribbean, and writes stories about people who look and sound like her people, getting unapologetic happy endings. She is a trauma therapist in New York City. A Caribbean Heiress in Paris is her latest novel.
A contributing editor at the Boston Globe, where she oversees the Books section, Kate Tuttle is a former president of the National Book Critics Circle and has also acted as a judge for the National Book Awards. Her book reviews, essays, and articles have appeared in the Boston Globe, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, […]
Alison Stewart is host of All Of It with Alison Stewart, WNYC’s daily live afternoon program about culture and the culture in and around New York City. She is also the host of the monthly book club GET LIT WITH ALL OF IT, a partnership with The New York Public Library. Stewart began her media […]
Denne Michele Norris is the editor-in-chief of Electric Literature, winner of the 2022 Whiting Literary Magazine Prize. She is the first Black, openly trans woman to helm a major literary publication. A 2021 Out100 Honoree, her writing has been supported by MacDowell, Tin House, VCCA, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction, and appears […]
Sarah High is the Senior Partnerships Manager at Bookshop.org where she works with the 1,500+ independent booksellers on the platform. Before Bookshop, Sarah worked at Catapult, Soft Skull, and Counterpoint Press. Prior, Sarah was also a bookseller and bookstore manager at Book Culture. Sarah attended the Sewanee Writers’ Conference in 2015 as a Writing Scholar […]
Tracy O’Neill is the author of The Hopeful, one of Electric Literature’s Best Novels of 2015, and Quotients, a New York Times New & Noteworthy Book, TOR Editor’s Choice, & Literary Hub Favorite Book of 2020. In 2015, she was named a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree, long-listed for the Flaherty-Dunnan Prize, and was a Narrative Under 30 finalist. In 2012, […]
Julie Otsuka was born and raised in California. She is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and her first novel, When the Emperor Was Divine won the 2003 Asian American Literary Award and the 2003 American Library Association’s Alex Award. Her second novel, The Buddha in the Attic, was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2011 and won […]
Vanessa Hua is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and author of the national bestsellers A River of Stars and Forbidden City, and Deceit and Other Possibilities, NYT Editors Pick. A National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow, she has received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, a Steinbeck Fellowship and honors […]
Olivia Rutigliano is the Associate Editor of LitHub’s CrimeReads vertical and the Senior Film Writer at LitHub. In addition to Lit Hub and CrimeReads, her essays and reviews appear in or are forthcoming from Vanity Fair, Lapham’s Quarterly, Public Books, The Baffler, Bright Wall/Dark Room, Catapult, Politics/Letters, Truly Adventurous, and elsewhere. She is receiving her […]
Ken Chen is an Assistant Professor and the Associate Director of Creative Writing at Barnard College. Previously executive director of The Asian American Writers’ Workshop, he is currently working on his next book Death Star, which follows his journey to the underworld to rescue his father and his encounters there with those destroyed by colonialism. […]
Jean Chen Ho is a doctoral candidate in creative writing and literature at the University of Southern California, where she is a Dornsife Fellow in fiction. She has an MFA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and her writing has been published in The Georgia Review, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, Guernica, The Rumpus, Apogee, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and others. She was born in […]
Jonathan Escoffery is the recipient of the 2020 Plimpton Prize for Fiction, a 2020 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, and the 2020 ASME Award for Fiction. His fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, American Short Fiction, Prairie Schooner, AGNI, Passages North, Zyzzyva, and Electric Literature, and has been anthologized in The Best American Magazine Writing. He received his MFA […]
Alex Gilvarry is the author of the novels From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant and Eastman Was Here. He was named a “5 Under 35” honoree by the National Book Foundation, has been the recipient of a New York City Book Award, and has been nominated for the PEN Open Book Award. His essays and criticism have appeared in The New York Times […]
Chelsea Bieker is the author of the novel Godshot, which was a finalist for both the Oregon and California Book Award, longlisted for The Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, and named a Barnes and Noble Pick of the Month. Her story collection, Heartbroke was named a best book of April by Nylon Magazine and an NPR Best […]
Kevin Nguyen is the author of the novel New Waves, one of the best books of 2020 according to NPR. He is the features editor at The Verge, where he has published Pulitzer and National Magazine Award finalists. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Kristen Arnett is the author of With Teeth: A Novel (Riverhead Books, 2021) which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in fiction and the New York Times bestselling debut novel Mostly Dead Things (Tin House, 2019) which was also a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in fiction and was shortlisted for the […]
Carolyn Kellogg is a writer, editor and critic who was books editor of the Los Angeles Times and has served as a judge for the National Book Awards.
Marie Myung-Ok Lee’s novel The Evening Hero (Simon & Schuster) is a Goodreads and The Millions Most Anticipated Book of 2022, recommended by Ms. Magazine, Oprah Daily, Real Simple, and is Good Morning America Book Club Buzz Pick. She is an acclaimed Korean American writer whose young adult novel Finding my Voice, is thought to […]
Geraldine Brooks is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel March and the international bestsellers The Secret Chord, Caleb’s Crossing, People of the Book, and Year of Wonders (recently optioned by Olivia Colman). Her most recent novel is Horse. She has also written the acclaimed nonfiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence. Brooks started out as a reporter in her hometown, Sydney, and went […]
Ladee Hubbard is the author of The Rib King and The Talented Ribkins, which received the 2018 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Debut Fiction. Her writing has appeared in Guernica, The Times Literary Supplement, Copper Nickel and Callaloo. Hubbard is a recipient of a Radcliffe Institute Fellowship, a Berlin Prize Fellowship, and a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award. […]
A.M. Homes is the author of thirteen books, among them the best-selling memoir The Mistress’ Daughter; the novels This Book Will Save Your Life, The End of Alice, and Jack; and the short story collections Days of Awe, The Safety of Objects and Things You Should Know. Her latest novel is The Unfolding. She also writes for film and television and teaches in the […]
Xochitl Gonzalez is the New York Times bestselling author of Olga Dies Dreaming. Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2022 by Time, Kirkus, Bustle, and more, Olga Dies Dreaming was a Barnes & Noble Discover Pick, an Indies Introduce Pick, and Amazon’s Featured Debut of the month. Gonzalez received her M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was an Iowa Arts Fellow […]
Lan Samantha Chang is the author of the story collection Hunger and the novels The Family Chao, Inheritance, and All is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost. Her work has appeared in The Best American Short Stories. She has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the American Academy in Berlin. Samantha lives in Iowa City, Iowa.
Antoine Wilson is the author of the novels Mouth to Mouth, Panorama City, and The Interloper. His work has appeared in The Paris Review, StoryQuarterly, Best New American Voices, and the Los Angeles Times, among other publications, and he is a contributing editor of A Public Space. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and recipient of a Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellowship from […]
Zain Khalid has been published in the New Yorker, the Believer, the Los Angeles Review of Books, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, and elsewhere. He has also written for television. Brother Alive is his first novel. He lives in New York City.
Dwyer Murphy is the author of An Honest Living (Viking) and the editor-in-chief of CrimeReads.
Lydia Conklin has received a Stegner Fellowship, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, three Pushcart Prizes, a Creative Writing Fulbright in Poland, a grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation, and fellowships from Emory, MacDowell, Yaddo, Hedgebrook, and elsewhere. Their fiction has appeared in Tin House, American Short Fiction, The Paris Review, One Story, and VQR. They are an Assistant Professor of […]
Jessamine Chan’s short stories have appeared in Tin House and Epoch. A former reviews editor at Publishers Weekly, she holds an MFA from Columbia University. Her work has received support from the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Wurlitzer Foundation, Jentel, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, the Anderson Center, VCCA, and Ragdale. […]
Sarah Manguso is a fiction writer, essayist, and poet, and the author, most recently, of the novel Very Cold People. Her other work includes the nonfiction books 300 Arguments, Ongoingness, The Guardians, and The Two Kinds of Decay. Her work has been recognized by an American Academy of Arts and Letters Literature Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Hodder Fellowship, and […]
Ottessa Moshfegh is a fiction writer from New England. Eileen, her first novel, was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Man Booker Prize, and won the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction. My Year of Rest and Relaxation and Death in Her Hands, her second and third novels, were New York Times bestsellers. She is also the author of […]
Mat Johnson is a Philip H. Knight Chair of the Humanities at the University of Oregon. His publications include the novels Loving Day and Pym, the nonfiction novella The Great Negro Plot, and the graphic novel Incognegro. Johnson is the recipient of the American Book Award, the United States Artists James Baldwin Fellowship, The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and the John Dos Passos Prize […]
Yiyun Li is the author of ten books, including The Book of Goose, Where Reasons End, Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life, and Tolstoy Together, 85 Days of War and Peace with Yiyun Li. Her work has been translated into more than twenty languages. Li’s honors and awards include […]
Kali Fajardo-Anstine is the author of the novel Woman of Light and the short story collection Sabrina & Corina, a finalist for the National Book Award, the PEN/Robert W.Bingham Prize, The Story Prize, and winner of an American Book Award. She is the 2021 recipient of the Addison M. Metcalf Award from the American Academy of […]
Ella Baxter is a Melbourne based writer and artist. Her debut novel, New Animal has been released in Australia, the UK and US. She is currently working on her second book, Woo Woo.
Hernan Diaz is the author of two novels translated into more than twenty languages. His first novel, In the Distance, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award. His latest novel is Trust. He has also written a book of essays, and his work has appeared in The Paris Review, Granta, Playboy, The Yale Review, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere. He has received […]
Elif Batuman’s first novel, The Idiot, was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize, and was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction in the UK. She is also the author of The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them, which was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism. Her latest […]
Tiphanie Yanique is the author of the award-winning novel Land of Love and Drowning, as well as the short story collection How to Escape from a Leper Colony. Her latest novel is Monster in the Middle. Winner of the 2014 Center for Fiction First Novel award, and a National Book Foundation 5 under 35 honoree, she has also received […]
Weike Wang is the author of Chemistry (Knopf 2017) and Joan is Okay (Random House 2022). She is the recipient of the 2018 Pen Hemingway, a Whiting award and a National Book Foundation 5 under 35. Her work has appeared in Ploughshares and The New Yorker, among other publications. She is in the 2019 Best American Short Stories and […]
Jess Walter is the author of ten books, most recently the short story collection The Angel of Rome. His other books include the national bestseller The Cold Millions and the #1 New York Times bestseller, Beautiful Ruins; The Zero, a finalist for the National Book Award; and Citizen Vince, winner of the Edgar Award. His […]
Salman Rushdie is the author, most recently, of the essay collection Languages of Truth, and of 20 other books, including his forthcoming novel, Victory City (Random House, February 2023).
Joyce Carol Oates is the National Book Award-winning author of more than 70 books, including novels, short story collections, poetry volumes, plays, essays, and criticism, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys and Blonde. Her newest story collection, Extenuating Circumstances: Tales of Crime and Suspense, is out now.
Leigh Newman is the author of Still Points North, a memoir about growing up in Alaska which was a finalist for the National Book Critic Circle’s John Leonard Prize. Her stories have appeared in Harper’s, The Paris Review, Tin House, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, One Story, and Electric Literature. In 2020, she was awarded The Paris Review’s Terry Southern Prize, a Best American Short […]
ELIZABETH NUNEZ is the award-winning author of a memoir and ten novels, four of them selected as New York Times Editors’ Choices. Anna In-Between won the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Award; Nunez also received a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in nonfiction for Not for Everyday Use. Her other novels are: Even in Paradise, Boundaries, Prospero’s Daughter, Beyond […]
Ernesto Mestre-Reed was born in Guantánamo, Cuba, and lives in New York City. He is the author of the novels The Lazarus Rumba and The Second Death of Única Aveyano. He is a Guggenheim Fiction Fellow and a MacDowell Fellow and teaches at Brooklyn College. He has also translated many novels from Spanish, including Laura […]
Joe Meno is a fiction writer and journalist who lives in Chicago. Winner of the Nelson Algren Literary Award, a Pushcart Prize, and a finalist for the Story Prize, Meno is the bestselling author of several novels and short story collections including Marvel and a Wonder, The Great Perhaps, The Boy Detective Fails, and Hairstyles […]
DON LEE is the author of the story collection Yellow and the novels Country of Origin, Wrack and Ruin, The Collective, and Lonesome Lies Before Us. He has received an American Book Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, and the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction. He lives in Baltimore with his wife, the […]
Sheila Heti is the author of ten books, including the novels How Should a Person Be?, Motherhood, and most recently, Pure Colour. She also recently published the children’s book A Garden of Creatures with Esme Shapiro. She was named one of “The New Vanguard” by The New York Times; a list of fifteen writers from around […]
James Hannaham is a writer, a visual artist, or both. His novel Delicious Foods (Little, Brown 2015) won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and was a New York Times Notable Book. He has shown work at Open Source Gallery, The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, and won Best in Show at Main Street […]
Jennifer Egan is the author of The Candy House, as well as six previous books of fiction: Manhattan Beach, winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction; A Visit from the Goon Squad, which won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; The Keep; the story collection Emerald City; Look at Me, a National Book Award […]
Jordan Castro is the author of The Novelist: a novel (Soft Skull Press, 2022). He is from Cleveland, OH.
Colin Barrett is from County Mayo, Ireland. In 2009 he was awarded the Penguin Ireland Prize, and in 2014 his debut collection of stories Young Skins was published and awarded The Rooney Prize, The Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize and The Guardian First Book Award. In 2018 he was announced as the Rolex Arts Initiative Literary Protege, mentored by Colm […]
Jabari Asim is the author of 13 books for children and 8 books for adults. His most recent works include Yonder, a novel, and Me and Muhammad Ali, a children’s book. He is a Guggenheim Fellow whose work has been included in Best American Essays and Best American Poetry. A longtime journalist, he is the […]