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Stephen Kinzer

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Stephen Kinzer was Istanbul bureau chief for The New York Times and is now that paper's national cultural correspondent. He is the author of Blood of Brothers and co-author of Bitter Fruit: The Untold Story of the American Coup in Guatemala. He lives in Chicago.

Susan Straight

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Susan Straight was born in Riverside, California, where she still lives with her three daughters, nephew, extended family of over 200, and chickens. She has published seven novels - Aquaboogie (1990) , I Been in Sorrow's Kitchen and Licked Out All the Pots (1992) , Blacker Than a Thousand Midnights (1994) , The Gettin Place (1996) , Highwire Moon (2001) , A Million Nightingales (2006) , and her latest, Take One Candle Light A Room (2010) . Her short stories have been published in Zoetrope All-Story, McSweeneys, The Sun, Oxford American, O Henry Prize Stories, Best American Short Stories, and other places....