Joanna Hershon is the author of four novels, A Dual Inheritance, Swimming, The Outside of August, and The German Bride. Her writing has appeared in (among other places) One Story, The Virginia Quarterly Review, the literary anthologies Brooklyn Was Mine and Freud’s Blind Spot, and was shortlisted for the 2007 O. Henry Prize Stories. She has taught in the Undergraduate Creative Writing department at Columbia University
Teddy Wayne is the author of the novels The Love Song of Jonny Valentine and Kapitoil, for which he was the winner of a 2011 Whiting Writers' Award, the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize runner-up, and a New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, and Dayton Literary Peace Prize. The recipient of an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, his work regularly appears in The New Yorker, the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, McSweeney's and elsewhere. He teaches creative writing at Marymount Manhattan College and lives in New York.
Moderated by Helen Schulman, fiction coordinator, the School of Writing.