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Christopher Bollen

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Christopher Bollen is a writer who lives in New York City. His first novel, Lightning People, was released in 2011, his second novel Orient arrived in May 2015, and his third, The Destroyers came out in June 2017. His fourth novel, A Beautiful Crime, arrives in Spring 2020. He is also an editor and critic whose work has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, Artforum, New York Magazine, and The Believer. He is currently the editor at large of Interview Magazine and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair.

Maria Padian

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Maria Padian is a "from-away" Mainer (meaning she calls Maine home but was born in New York) and award-winning author of young adult novels. A passionate bookworm who can't keep up with the stack on her night table, she worked as a freelance writer, essayist, broadcast journalist and congressional aide before turning full time to fiction. Her debut novel, "Brett McCarthy: Work in Progress" (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2008) was chosen by the ALA and YALSA as one of the Best Books for Young Adults in 2009 and also received a Maine Literary Award and Maine Lupine Honor Award. Other books...