About the Author
T Cooper is the author of the novels Lipshitz Six, Or Two Angry Blondes (Plume), and Some Of The Parts (Akashic Books). Michael Cunningham is the author of the novels A Home at the End of the World, Flesh and Blood, The Hours, and Specimen Days. The Hours won the 1999 PEN Faulkner and Pulitzer prizes. Lydia Millet's new collection of short stories, Love in Infant Monkeys, will be published in October by Soft Skull Press. She's the author of six novels, most recently How the Dead Dream (2008). Her 2002 novel My Happy Life won the PEN-USA Award for Fiction. Jim Shepard is the author of six novels, including most recently Project X, and three story collections, including most recently Like You'd Understand, Anyway, which was nominated for the National Book Award and won The Story Prize. Diana Wagman is a novelist and screenwriter. She has three published novels: Skin Deep (University Press of Mississippi, 1997); Spontaneous (St. Martin's Press, 2000) which won the 2001 USA PEN West Literary Award for Fiction; and BUMP (Carroll & Graf, 2003).