Catherine Barnett is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers Award, the Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers, and a Pushcart.
Her most recent book, The Game of Boxes, published by Graywolf Press in 2012, won the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets for an outstanding second book.
Her two previous novels, Gone to the Forest and The Longshot, were both finalists for the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award.
A recipient of fellowships from the Lannan Foundation and Santa Maddalena, Kitamura has written for publications including The New York Times Book Review, The Guardian, Granta, BOMB, and Triple Canopy.
His most recent book Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H W Bush was published in 2014.
A new book, White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World, will be published in May 2016.
She is also the author of Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced, which received the 2003 Beatrice Hawley Award and was published in 2004 by Alice James Books.
Barnett has taught at Barnard, the New School, and NYU, where she was honored with an Outstanding Service Award.
His work has been honored by the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Whiting Writers Award, two Lambda Literary Awards, and the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction.
He is Professor/Writer in Residence at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Nathan Englander is the author of the internationally bestselling story collection For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, the novel The Ministry of Special Cases, and the collection What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank (Knopf, Spring 2012).