George Singleton - Josh Russell - Steve Gillis
George Singleton is the author of five collections of stories, two novels, and one book on writing advice. His short stories have appeared in such magazines and journals as the Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, Playboy, Georgia Review, Southern Review, Kenyon Review, and Zoetrope. His non-fiction has appeared in Garden and Gun, Bark, Oxford American, and elsewhere. His work has appeared in twelve editions of New Stories from the South, and in Grit Lit: A Rough South Reader, among a number of other anthologies. He received a Guggenheim fellowship in 2009, and the Hillsdale Award from the Fellowship of Southern Writers in 2011.
Josh Russell’s novels are Yellow Jack (W.W. Norton, 1999), My Bright Midnight (LSU Press/Yellow Shoe Fiction, 2010) and A True History of the Captivation, Transport to Strange Lands, & Deliverance of Hannah Guttentag (Dzanc Books, 2012), and his chapbook of very short prose is Pretend You’ll Do It Again (Greying Ghost Press, 2011). He’s the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Prose, the Independent Publisher Book Awards Bronze Medal for Literary Fiction, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Shane Stevens Fellowship in the Novel. His shorter prose has appeared in several dozen magazines, textbooks, and anthologies, most recently Epoch, Copper Nickel, and Not Normal, Illinois. At Georgia State University, he is Associate Professor of English and Co-Director of the Creative Writing Program.
Steven Gillis is the author of Walter Falls, The Weight of Nothing, Giraffes, Temporary People, and The Consequence of Skating. His stories, articles, and book reviews have appeared in over four dozen journals, and his books have been finalists for the Independent Publishers Book of the Year Award and the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year among others. A three-year member of the Ann Arbor Book Festival Board of Directors, and a finalist for the 2007 Ann Arbor News Citizen of the Year, Steve also founded 826michigan and is the co-founder of Dzanc Books. Steve taught writing at Eastern Michigan University for three years.