Edward Carey is the author of the novels Observatory Mansions and Alva and Irva the Twins who Saved a City, and of the Iremonger Trilogy, all of which he illustrated. His work has been translated into sixteen languages. Born in England he now finds himself in Austin, Texas.
Lisa Olstein is the author of three poetry collections, most recently LITTLE STRANGER. This fall Essay Press will release THE RESEMBLANCE OF THE ENZYMES OF GRASSES TO THOSE OF WHALES IS A FAMILY RESEMBLANCE, a winner of their 2015 chapbook contest. A new full-length collection, LATE EMPIRE, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in 2017.
Laurie Saurborn is the author of two poetry collections, Industry of Brief Distraction and Carnavoria, and a chapbook, Patriot. An NEA Creative Writing Fellowship recipient, her short stories, poems, reviews and photographs have appeared or are forthcoming in such publications as American Literary Review, Denver Quarterly, The Cincinnati Review, The Southern Review, and Tupelo Quarterly. Laurie teaches creative writing at the University of Texas at Austin, where she also directs the undergraduate creative writing program. She is currently at work on a collection of stories.