Rebecca Taylor holds an MFA in fiction and a BA in creative writing, both from Columbia University. Her essays and stories have appeared in The Believer, Quarto, Public Books, The Evil One Anthology, and the McSweeney’s anthology Read Harder. She co-hosts the Charlottesville Reading Series at New Dominion Bookshop.
Christopher Tilghman, author of Thomas and Beal in the Midi, has written two short-story collections, In a Father’s Place and The Way People Run, and three previous novels, The Right-Hand Shore, Mason’s Retreat, and Roads of the Heart. He lives in Charlottesville, Va.
Adriana Trigiani, author of Tony’s Wife, is a playwright, television writer/producer, and filmmaker. She is the author of seventeen books, which have been published in thirty-six countries. She wrote and directed the film version of her novel, Big Stone Gap, which was shot entirely on location in her Virginia hometown. Trigiani is co-founder of the Origin Project, an in-school writing program that serves more than one thousand students in Appalachia. She lives in Greenwich Village with her family.