Cathi Hanauer is the New York Times bestselling author of three novels—Gone, Sweet Ruin, and My Sister’s Bones—and editor of two essay anthologies, The Bitch in the House and The Bitch is Back, which was an NPR “Best Book” of 2016. She has written articles, essays, and criticism for The New York Times, Elle, O, Real Simple, Refinery 29, and numerous other publications; has contributed to many essay anthologies; and is the co-founder, along with her husband, Daniel Jones, of the New York Times “Modern Love” column
Dawn Raffel‘s most recent novel is Boundless as the Sky. Her previous book, The Strange Case of Dr. Couney, was chosen as one of NPR’s best books of 2018 and awarded a 2019 Christopher Award for books that affirm the highest values of the human spirit. Previous books include a memoir, The Secret Life of Objects; a novel, Carrying the Body; and two story collections, Further Adventures in the Restless Universe and In the Year of Long Division. She has held editorial positions, including fiction editor, at major publications, and taught in the MFA program at Columbia University. As the editor of The Literarian, the literary journal of the Center for Fiction in New York, she has helped many award-winning writers along the way.