|Christie Hodgen is the author of the novels Elegies for the Brokenhearted (2010) and Hello, I Must Be Going, (2006) both from W.W. Norton & Co. Her short story collection, A Jeweler’s Eye for Flaw, won the 2001 AWP award for short fiction, and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway award. Her stories have appeared in such magazines as Ploughshares, The Georgia Review, The Southern Review, and American Short Fiction. Her awards include a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and two Pushcart Prizes. She lives in Kansas City.
Amy Cherry is an editor at W.W. Norton & Company.
Michele Filgate is a writer, independent bookseller, and book critic. She is the Events Coordinator at RiverRun Bookstore in Portsmouth, NH, and is a former broadcast associate for the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, where she found stories and helped produce Steve Hartman’s “Assignment America,” a weekly feature segment. Filgate has written for The Star Tribune, Bookslut, The Quarterly Conversation, The Brooklyn Rail, and other publications.