Employees of the Month
A. L. Major is a recent graduate of the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan. She is currently working on her novel <i>Dismantle the Sun</i>. She won a Hopwood and the Geoffrey James Gosling Prize for her work.
Amie Barrodale is a fellow at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her stories have appeared in the Paris Review, McSweeney’s, and J&L Books. She is the fiction editor at VICE.
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Mary Gaitskill is the author of the novels Two Girls, Fat and Thin and Veronica, as well as the story collections Bad Behavior, Because They Wanted To, and Don’t Cry. Her stories and essays have appeared in the New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, Granta, The Best American Short Stories, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. She is currently the Trias Writer in Residence at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
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Sarah Hall is the author of four novels and a collection of stories. Her second novel, The Electric Michelangelo, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and longlisted for the Orange Prize. Her fourth novel, How to Paint a Dead Man, was longlisted for the Booker Prize and won the 2010 Portico Prize. Granta included her on its Best of Young Novelists list in 2013.
Noa Jones writes fiction and creative nonfiction. She is a graduate of the MFA fiction program at Hunter College and is a columnist for Tricycle magazine. She is mostly from New York and Colorado and is currently homeless. She is working on a novel about noise pollution.
HANNAH H. KIM
Hannah H. Kim is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop where she was awarded the Schupes Prize for Excellence in Fiction. She was the fiction editor of the Iowa Review and a writer for the Korea Daily. She is from Los Angeles. This issue includes her first piece of published fiction.
A. L. Major is a recent graduate of the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan. She is currently working on her novel Dismantle the Sun. She won a Hopwood and the Geoffrey James Gosling Prize for her work.
Zelly Martin, 18, currently lives in Fort Worth, Texas, with her cats, Gob and Steve French. This excerpt from her novel-in-progress, Home, is her first published story.
Ottessa Moshfegh is a fiction writer living in California. She received the Paris Review’s Plimpton Prize in 2013.
Anna Noyes is a recent graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a 2013 recipient of the Henfield Prize in Fiction. She lives in Downeast, Maine. “Werewolf” is her first published work.
JOYCE CAROL OATES
Joyce Carol Oates is one of the most celebrated writers in the English language. Her awards are too many to list here, but we’ll name a few: She is a recipient of the National Humanities Medal, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978. Her most recent novel is the acclaimed New York Times bestseller, The Accursed.
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Jamie Renda lives in Iowa City. White Trash, excerpted from her forthcoming novel, is her first published work.
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DEBBIE SMITH & STEPH GILLIES
Debbie and Steph (a.k.a. sorryimworking) are collaborating on a book project for Vogue. They acted as the art directors for this issue. Steph lives in London. Debbie is currently living in Madrid; she was the founding editor of Japanese Vogue.
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ILLUSTRATIONS BY PENELOPE GAZIN