Peter Ho Davies, a teacher at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor's graduate program in creative writing, is the author of the novel "The Welsh Girl" and the story collections "The Ugliest House in the World" and "Equal Love." His work has appeared in Harpers, The Atlantic and The Paris Review and was selected for "Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards" and "Best American Short Stories."
Sam Lipsyte, a professor at Columbia University in New York, released his most recent novel, "The Ask," earlier this year. A Guggenheim fellow, his work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Open City and Harpers. His 2005 novel, "Home Land," won the Believer Book Award.
Margot Livesey, who grew up in Scotland, is a distinguished writer in residence at Emerson College in Boston and a featured fiction editor of Ploughshares magazine. She is the author of a collection of stories and six novels, including most recently "Banishing Verona" and "The House on FortuneCopyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times