Darin Strauss is the author of the highly acclaimed novel, The Painter from Shanghai. She has worked in Japan, China, Hong Kong, Thailand and the U.S. for publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Asian Wall Street Journal, Mademoiselle, Self and Parents, as well as for the NBC and HBO networks. She has a Masters degree in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins SAIS, and an MFA from Columbia. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, filmmaker Michael Epstein, and their two daughters.
Michael Dahlie’s first novel, A Gentleman’s Guide to Graceful Living, is out now with W.W. Norton and has received excellent reviews in The New York Times and The Minneapolis Star-Tribune among others. His short fiction has appeared in such literary magazines such as Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, and Fivechapters.com. He lives in New York City with his wife and five-month-old son.
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