Elliot Ackerman, author of Waiting for Eden, has been a finalist for the National Book Award. He is a former White House Fellow and a Marine, and has received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor, and the Purple Heart.
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, author of Friday Black, has an MFA from Syracuse University. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous publications, including Guernica, Printer’s Row, and Breakwater Review, where ZZ Packer awarded him the Breakwater Review Fiction Prize.
André Alexis, author of Days by Moonlight, was born in Trinidad and grew up in Canada. His most recent novel, Fifteen Dogs, won the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize and Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. His debut novel, Childhood, won the Books in Canada First Novel Award and the Trillium Book Award. He received the Wyndham-Campbell Prize in 2017 for his body of work.
Jennifer Alluisi is the organizer of the Good Reads and Good Eats book club in Charlottesville. She is a lifelong book-lover who spends most of her free time reading at home with her husband and daughter, cross-stitching, and watching a wide variety of internet TV.