"The best thing an established writer said to me years ago was, 'If you feel like a fraud, that means you’re a real writer.' It doesn’t take publication to validateyour...
Elisa Albert is the author of After Birth (2015), The Book of Dahlia (2008), How This Night is Different (2006), and the editor of the anthology Freud’s Blind Spot (2010). Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Tin House, Post Road, Gulf Coast, Commentary, Salon, Tablet, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Believer, The Rumpus, Time Magazine, Guernica, on NPR, and in many anthologies. Albert grew up in Los Angeles and received her MFA from Columbia University. A recipient of the Moment magazine emerging writer award and a finalist for the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, she has received residencies and fellowships from The Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Djerassi, Vermont Studio Center, and The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies in Holland. She is an adjunct assistant professor at Columbia’s School of the Arts and was recently Visiting Writer at The College of Saint Rose. She lives in upstate New York with her family.
Lucinda Rosenfeld (photo credit: Phillip Angert) is the author of four novels, including I’m So Happy For You, and The Pretty One. Her fifth novel, Class, will be published by Little Brown in late 2016. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, Glamour, Redbook, and Slate. Buzzfeed recently named her first novel, What She Saw in… as #2 on its list of Required Reading in Your Twenties; it has been optioned for film. A graduate of Cornell University, Rosenfeld is married to economics writer John Cassidy of The New Yorker. They live in Brooklyn, New York and have two young daughters.
Will Chancellor grew up in Hawaii and Texas. A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall (Harper, 2014) is his first novel. In 2004 he collaborated on a conceptual art installation for the New Museum, which resulted in an invitation to exhibit at the 2011 Festival of Ideas for a New City. With his collaborator, conceptual artist Daniel Subkoff, he created a 14-foot sculpture that visitors removed from the gallery, one handful at a time. He is currently working on a second novel, To Test the Meaning of Certain Dreams.