Sonja Yoerg, author of All the Best People, grew up in Vermont and earned her PhD in biopsychology from the University of California, Berkeley. She has published a nonfiction book about animal intelligence and three contemporary novels. She lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.
Howard Yoon is a literary agent and partner at the Ross Yoon Agency in Washington, D.C., and New York. The agency represents award-winning, New York Times best-selling clients, and Yoon focuses mostly on narrative nonfiction, journalism, history, science, memoir, business, and food and culture.
Kevin Young, author of Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News, is the author of a previous book of nonfiction, The Grey Album, and numerous books of poetry, including Blue Laws and Bunk, both longlisted for the National Book Award, as well as Jelly Roll, which was shortlisted for the National Book Award.
He is director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem and poetry editor for The New Yorker.