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Lou Berney

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Lou Berney is the Edgar Award-winning author of the novels THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE (William Morrow, 2015) , WHIPLASH RIVER (William Morrow, 2012) , and GUTSHOT STRAIGHT (William Morrow, 2010) . His short stories have appeared in publications such as The New Yorker and The Pushcart Prize anthology, and he's also written feature screenplays and created TV pilots for, among others, Warner Brothers, Paramount, Focus Features, ABC, and Fox. You can visit him at: www.louberney.com

Elliot Ackerman

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Elliot Ackerman, author of the critically acclaimed novel Green on Blue, is based out of Istanbul, where he has covered the Syrian Civil War since 2013. His writings have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic and The New York Times Magazine, among other publications, and his stories have been included in The Best American Short Stories. He is both a former White House Fellow and a Marine, and has served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor, and the Purple Heart.