Robert V. S. Redick, author of Master Assassins, has been combining fiction and international social and environmental justice work for twenty years. He has also written The Red Wolf Conspiracy and other epic fantasy novels. Born and raised in Charlottesville, he now lives in Massachusetts.
Noley Reid, author of Pretend We Are Lovely, is a graduate of the creative writing MFA program at George Mason University. She lives in Newburgh, Ind. with her two boys.
Paul Reyes is the editor of VQR. Previously he was a senior editor with The Oxford American. His writing has appeared in VQR, The OA, Harper’s, The New York Times Magazine, and Mother Jones. He’s the author of Exiles in Eden: Life Among the Ruins of Florida’s Great Recession.
Nathaniel Rich is the author of King Zeno and two previous novels Odds Against Tomorrow and The Mayor’s Tongue. He is a writer-at-large at The New York Times Magazine and a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books and the Atlantic. His short story, “Blue Rock,” appeared in the Fall 2017 issue of VQR.
Kathleen Rooney, author of Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk, is the author of eight books of poetry, fiction and nonfiction, as well as a founding editor of Rose Metal Press. She is also the co-editor of Rene Magritte: Selected Writings.