Peter Rock was born and raised in Salt Lake City. His most recent novel isThe Shelter Cycle (978-0544289635). He is also the author of the novels My Abandonment (978-0156035521), This Is the Place (978-0385485982), Carnival Wolves (978-0385492096) The Bewildered, and The Ambidextrist, and a story collection,The Unsettling. Rock attended Deep Springs College, received a BA in English from Yale University, and held a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University. He has taught fiction at the University of Pennsylvania, Yale, Deep Springs College, and in the MFA program at San Francisco State University. His stories and freelance writing have both appeared and been anthologized widely, and his books published in various countries and languages. The recipient of a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, an Alex Award and others, he currently resides in Portland, Oregon, where he is a Professor in the English Department of Reed College. His YA novelKlickitat will be published in 2016 and his novel-within-photographs, Spells, will be shown at Blue Sky Gallery in 2015 and published as a book sometime in the future.
BRIAN EVENSON is the author of a dozen books of fiction, most recently the story collectionWindeye (Coffee House Press 2012) and the novel Immobility (Tor 2012), both of which were finalists for a Shirley Jackson Award. His novelLast Days won the American Library Association's award for Best Horror Novel of 2009). His novelThe Open Curtain (Coffee House Press) was a finalist for an Edgar Award and an International Horror Guild Award. Other books includeThe Wavering Knife (which won the IHG Award for best story collection), Dark Property, and Altmann's Tongue. He has translated work by Christian Gailly, Jean Fremon, Claro, Jacques Jouet, Eric Chevillard, Antoine Volodine, Manuela Draeger, David B., and others. He is the recipient of three O. Henry Prizes as well as an NEA fellowship. His work has been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Slovenian. He lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island, where he is Royce Professor of Teaching Excellence in Brown University's Literary Arts Department.