Aisha Sabatini Sloan

Aisha Sabatini Sloan is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, The Fluency of Light: Coming of Age in a Theater of Black and White and the upcoming essay collection, Dreaming of Ramadi in Detroit, chosen by Maggie Nelson as the winner of the 1913 Open Prose Book Contest. She is a contributing editor for Guernica: A Magazine of Art and Politics and a staff writer at Autostraddle.

Gretel Ehrlich

Gretel Ehrlich is the author of 15 books, including the award-winning, Solace Of Open Spaces, This Cold Heaven, Seven Seasons In Greenland, and most recently, Facing The Wave, winner of the PEN USA Nonfiction Award. Ehrlich’s work has been published in many magazines, including, Harpers, The Atlantic, Orion, The New York Times Magazine, Time, Life, Outside, And The National Geographic. 


Karl Ove Knausgård

Karl Ove Knausgård’s epic six-part autobiographical novel My Struggle blows the boundaries between nonfiction and fiction and has been hailed by the critics as the most important literary work of the 21st century to date. The Norwegian writer’s six-volume autobiographical novel, proved to be a runaway best seller in Norway and also captivated a large and growing number of English-language readers. Some considered him the greatest Norwegian writer since playwright Henrik Ibsen.


Wayne Koestenbaum

Wayne Koestenbaum is the author of HumiliationHotel Theory; the novel Moira Orfei in Aigues-MortesCleavage: Essays on Sex, Stars, and Aesthetics; and National Book Critics Circle Award–nominated The Queen’s Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire (1993) as well as several collections of poetry.