Alissa Nutting's debut novel, Tampa, will be published by Ecco/HarperCollins in 2013. She is author of the short story collection Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls (Starcherone/Dzanc 2010), which won the Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction judged by Ben Marcus. Her fiction has or will appear in publications such as The Norton Introduction to Literature, Tin House, Bomb, and Conduit; her essays have appeared in Fence, the New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, and other venues. An assistant professor of creative writing and English literature at John Carroll University, she lives in Ohio with her husband, her daughter, and two spoiled tiny dogs.
Ben Marcus is the author of The Flame Alphabet, Leaving the Sea, Notable American Women, and The Age of Wire and String. His new book, Notes from the Fog, was published in August, 2018, by Alfred A. Knopf. His short stories have appeared in Harper's, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Granta, McSweeney's, and Tin House. He is editor of two short story anthologies: The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories, and New American Stories. Among his awards are a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in fiction, three Pushcart Prizes, the Berlin Prize, and awards from Creative Capital and The American Academy of Arts and Letters. Since 2000 he has been on the faculty at Columbia University.