Don Lee’s most recent novel is The Collective. Previous work include Wrack and Ruin, which was a finalist for the Thurber Prize; Country of Origin, which won an American Book Award, the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, and a Mixed Media Watch Image Award for Outstanding Fiction; and the story collection Yellow, which won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Members Choice Award from the Asian American Writers' Workshop. Lee has received an O. Henry Award and a Pushcart Prize. He is currently the director of the M.F.A. program in creative writing at Temple University.
Stephanie Reents, currently an assistant professor at the College of the Holy Cross, is the author of The Kissing List. Her fiction has been included in the O. Henry Prize Stories, noted in Best American Short Stories, and has appeared in numerous journals, including Epoch. She has been a Bread Loaf Conference Scholar, a Stegner Fellow, and Rhodes scholar.