Chang-Rae Lee is the author of "A Gesture Life," "Native Speakers," "Aloft" and "The Surrendered." He won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, among other honors, for his novel "Native Speaker," and was selected by the "New Yorker" as one of the twenty best American writers under forty. His novels have also won Asian American Literary Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, and other awards. "The Surrendered "was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He lives in New Jersey with his family. Jessica Hische is a letterer, illustrator, typographer, and web designer. She currently serves on the Type Directors Club board of directors, has been named a "Forbes Magazine" "30 under 30" in art and design as well as an ADC Young Gun and one of "Print Magazine"'s "New Visual Artists." She has designed for Wes Anderson, "McSweeney's," Tiffany & Co, Penguin Books and many others. She resides primarily in San Francisco, occasionally in Brooklyn.