Jennifer Cody Epstein 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.
Leigh Newman’s short stories have appeared in One Story, Fiction, The Northwest Review, The New Orleans Review, and National Public Radio's The Sound of Writing. She has received fiction fellowships from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the Atlantic Center for the Arts and the Corporation of Yaddo. Currently, she teaches creative writing at Pratt Institute.
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