Tobias Wolff

Tobias Wolff

Creative Nonfiction | Fiction

Tobias Wolff is the author of the novels The Barracks Thief and Old School, the memoirs This Boy’s Life and In Pharaoh’s Army, and the short story collections In the Garden of the North American Martyrs, Back in the World, and The Night in Question. His most recent collection of short stories,Our Story Begins, won The Story Prize for 2008. Other honors include the PEN/Malamud Award and the Rea Award – both for excellence in the short story – the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the PEN/Faulkner Award. He has also been the editor of Best American Short Stories, The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories, and A Doctor’s Visit: The Short Stories of Anton Chekhov. His work appears regularly in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s, and other magazines and literary journals.

Jeff Greenwald

Jeff Greenwald

Creative Nonfiction

Jeff Greenwald is a photojournalist, author and stage performer whose experiences in Asia have framed his style of travel writing. His books include the best-selling Shopping for Buddhas, The Size of the World (for which he created the first international travel blog) and Snake Lake, a travel memoir set in Kathmandu. Jeff’s travel stories and essays have appeared worldwide, including Smithsonian, Afar, Outside, Islands, National Geographic Adventure, and Salon.

Nahid Rachlin

Nahid Rachlin

Fiction | Creative Nonfiction

Nahid Rachlin went to Columbia University Writing Program on a Doubleday-Columbia Fellowship and then to Stanford University MFA program on a Stegner Fellowship. Her publications include a memoir, Persian Girls (Penguin), four novels, Jumping Over Fire (City Lights), Foreigner (W.W. Norton), Married To A Stranger (E.P.Dutton-Penguin), The Heart’s Desire (City Lights), and a collection of short stories, Veils (City Lights). Her individual short stories have appeared in more than fifty magazines and of her stories was adopted by Symphony Space, “Selected Shorts,” and was aired on NPR’s around the country. She has been judge for several fiction awards and competitions, among them, Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction (2015) sponsored by AWP, Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award sponsored by Poets & Writers. She has taught at Barnard College, Yale University and currently at the New School University.

Nina Monigley

Fiction

Nina McConigley is the author of Cowboys and East Indians, a collection of short stories which won the 2014 PEN Open Book Award.