Claire Vaye Watkins’s stories and essays have appeared in Granta, One Story, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, and Glimmer Train. An assistant professor at Bucknell University, she is co-director of the Mojave School. The stories in her collection Battleborn are “as blistering hot and wondrously expansive as the gritty, wide-open Nevada desert” (Donald Ray Pollock).
Amity Gaige’s first novel, O My Darling was an unsentimental tale of secular marriage that unfolded “gently and beautifully… like a gauzy curtain in an open window” (Los Angeles Times). Honored as one of the 5 Under 35 outstanding emerging novelists by the National Book Foundation, she is the recipient of Fulbright and McDowell Colony fellowships. Her new novel, Schroder follows the tragic course of a young East German immigrant’s white lie.
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