Tom Perrotta

Tom Perrotta is the bestselling author of ten works of fiction, including Election and Little Children, both of which were made into Oscar-nominated films, and The Leftovers, which was adapted into a critically acclaimed, Peabody Award-winning HBO series. His other books include Bad Haircut, The Wishbones, Joe College, The Abstinence Teacher, Nine Inches, Mrs. Fletcher and his newest, Tracy Flick Can’t Win. His work has been translated into a multitude of languages. Perrotta grew up in New Jersey and lives outside of Boston.

Elizabeth Nunez

Elizabeth Nunez is the award-winning author of a memoir and nine novels, four of them selected as New York Times Editors’ Choices. Anna In-Between won the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Award and was long-listed for an IMPAC Dublin International Literary Award. Nunez also received the 2015 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in nonfiction for Not for Everyday Use; an American Book Award for Bruised Hibiscus; and a NALIS Lifetime Literary Award from the Trinidad and Tobago National Library. Her other novels are: Even in Paradise, Boundaries, Prospero’s Daughter, Beyond the Limbo Silence, Grace, Discretion, and When Rocks Dance. She is a cofounder of the National Black Writers Conference and executive producer of the CUNY-TV series Black Writers in America. Nunez is a Distinguished Professor at Hunter College, where she teaches courses on fiction writing and Caribbean women writers. She divides her time between Amityville and Brooklyn, New York. Now Lila Knows is her latest novel.

GennaRose Nethercott

GennaRose Nethercott is the author of The Lumberjack’s Dove, selected by Louise Glück as a winner of the National Poetry Series. Her other recent projects include the narrative song collection Modern Ballads, and Lianna Fled the Cranberry Bog: A Story in Cootie Catchers. A Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellow, her work has appeared in BOMB Magazine, The Massachusetts Review, The American Scholar, PANK, and elsewhere, and she has been a writer-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center, Art Farm Nebraska, and the Shakespeare & Company bookstore in Paris. Her debut novel Thistlefoot is forthcoming in the fall. She lives in the woodlands of Vermont, beside an old cemetery.

Nathaniel Ian Miller

Nathaniel Ian Miller’s debut novel, The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven, a #1 Indie Next Pick and finalist for the Vermont Book Award, was longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and is being translated into multiple languages. He has written for the Virginia Quarterly Review and newspapers in New Mexico, Colorado, Wisconsin and Montana. He lives with his family on a farm in Vermont.


David Means

David Means is the author of six story collections, including Assorted Fire Events, The Spot, The Secret Goldfish, Instructions for a Funeral and the forthcoming Two Nurses Smoking. Assorted Fire Events won the Los Angeles Book Prize for Fiction and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, The Spot, which was a New York Times Notable Book, and The Secret Goldfish was a finalist for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize. His novel, Hystopia, was nominated for the Man Booker Prize. He received an MFA in poetry from Columbia University and teaches at Vassar.