Joy Castro: November 2014
Born in Miami, Joy Castro is the author of The Truth Book: A Memoir (University of Nebraska), the literary thriller Hell or High Water (St. Martin’s), and the essay collection Island of Bones (University of Nebraska). Her work has appeared in anthologies and in journals including Seneca Review, Fourth Genre, North American Review, Brevity, Afro-Hispanic Review, and The New York Times Magazine.
Tom Williams: February 2015
Tom Williams is the author of two books of fiction: The Mimic’s Own Voice, a novella, and the novel, Don’t Start Me Talkin’. His short fiction, reviews, essays and interviews have appeared in such publications as Barrelhouse, Boulevard, The Collagist, Florida Review, South Carolina Review and many others. The Chair of English at Morehead State University, he lives in Kentucky with his wife and children.
Michael Ondaatje: March 2015
Bestselling & Award-winning Author of The English Patient, Running in the Family & The Cat’s Table – Michael Ondaatje is one of the world’s foremost writers – his artistry and aesthetic have influenced an entire generation of writers and readers. Although he is best known as a novelist, Ondaatje’s work also encompasses poetry, memoir, and film, and reveals a passion for defying conventional form. His transcendent novel The English Patient, explores the stories of people history fails to reveal by intersecting four diverse lives at the end of World War II. This bestselling novel was later made into an Academy Award-winning film. (Barclay Agency)