Ed Pavlić is the author of Another Kind of Madness, ten other books, and pieces in over sixty magazines. An American writer, Pavlić’s work is centered in African American and diasporic life and culture, and travels across—often blurring—genres: poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and scholarship.
Marina Perezagua, author of The Story of H, is a Spanish novelist and short story writer known for her powerfully visual and mind-bending narratives. She has published two short story collections and two novels, and won the prize Sor Juan Inés de la Cruz in the Guadalajara International Book Fair.
Tim Poland, author of Yellow Stonefly and The Safety of Deeper Water, lives near the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, where he is professor emeritus of English at Radford University. His fiction, poetry, and non-fiction have appeared in various magazines.
Kevin Powers, author of A Shout in the Ruins, has won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Guardian First Book Award, and was a National Book Award finalist. He was born and raised in Richmond, Va.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Kevin Powers has had to cancel his participation in the Festival.
Caroline Preston, author of The War Bride’s Scrapbook, is the author of four prior novels, including The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt. She and her husband, writer Christopher Tilghman, live in Charlottesville, Va.