Lucy Jane Bledsoe’s fiction has won a Yaddo Fellowship, the 2013 Saturday Evening Post Fiction Award, the Arts & Letters Fiction Prize, a California Arts Council Fellowship, and two National Science Foundation Artists & Writers Fellowships. Her most recent short story, “Jackpot,” is a finalist for the American Fiction Short Story Award. Her most recent book is a novel, The Big Bang Symphony.


Gabrielle Calvocoressi is the author of The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart and Apocalyptic Swing, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including a Stegner Fellowship and Jones Lectureship from Stanford University, a Rona Jaffe Woman Writers Award and residency fellowships from Civitella di Ranieri and the Lannan Foundation. She is at work on her third book of poems, Rocket Fantastic, and a non-fiction project. She is Senior Poetry Editor at Los Angeles Review of Books and teaches at UNC Chapel Hill.

Glave in Oslo
Thomas Glave is the author of Whose Song? and Other Stories, Words to Our Now: Imagination and Dissent (Lambda Literary Award, 2005), The Torturer’s Wife (Dayton Literary Peace Prize finalist and Lambda Literary Award finalist, 2008) and Among the Bloodpeople: Politics and Flesh (2013), a 2014 Lambda Literary Award finalist. He is editor of the anthology Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Lesbian and Gay Writing from the Antilles (Lambda Literary Award, 2008). His most recent work has appeared in The New York Times, The Kenyon Review, Callaloo, and in the anthologies Kingston Noir and Love, Christopher Street. Glave is a 2014 Leverhulme Visiting Professor in the University of Warwick’s Dept. of Hispanic Studies and in the Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies.