George Hodgman is the author of the memoir, Bettyville. He has also worked as an editor at Simon and Schuster, Henry Holt, Houghton Mifflin and Vanity Fair. He graduated from the University of Missouri with degrees in English and Magazine Journalism. He lives in Missouri and New York.
Kirstin Valdez Quade, author of Night at the Fiestas, received a “5 Under 35” award from the National Book Foundation as well as the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award and the 2013 Narrative Prize. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Narrative, Guernica, The Southern Review, The Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships from Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, as well as a grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation.