Chad Harbach grew up in Wisconsin, and graduated from Harvard in 1997. He was a Henry Hoyns Fellow at the University of Virginia, where he received an MFA in Fiction in 2004. He is currently the Executive Editor of n+1, which he co-founded, and lives in Brooklyn. Darran McCann was born in Co. Armagh in 1979. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin and Dublin City University before becoming a journalist with Belfast's "Irish News". He went on to write, teach and study at Queen's University Belfast. His play, "Confession", was produced at the Brian Friel Theatre in Belfast in 2008. He lives in Ireland with his family. Lily Tuck was born in Paris and is the author of three previous novels - Interviewing Matisse, The Woman Who Walked on Water and the PEN/Faulkner award finalist Siam - as well as a collection of stories, Limbo, and Other Places I Have Lived. Her fiction has appeared in the New Yorker and the Paris Review. She lives in New York City. Will Wiles is an architecture and design journalist. He lives in London. Nicci Cloke was born in Cambridgeshire in 1986. She graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2008 and currently lives in Brixton, where she spends her time reading, writing, dreaming about travelling and watching really awful television. 'Someday Find Me' is her first novel; she is currently working on her second. Bonnie Jo Campbell is the author of three previous books, including 'American Salvage', a National Book Award finalist. Anjali Joseph was born in Bombay in 1978. She read English at Trinity College, Cambridge, and has taught English at the Sorbonne, written for the Times of India in Bombay and been a Commissioning Editor for ELLE (India). Her first novel, Saraswati Park (2010), won the Desmond Elliott Prize, the Betty Trask Prize and India's Vodafone Crossword Book Award for Fiction. Another Country is her second novel. Sam Thompson was born in London in 1978, and studied at Trinity College, Dublin. He writes for the Times Literary Supplement and the London Review of Books. He lives in Oxford with his wife and son.