Belinda McKeon is the author of two novels, Tender and Solace. She is also a playwright. She teaches at Rutgers University and lives in Newburgh, New York. By turns exhilarating and devastating, Tender is a dazzling exploration of human relationships, of the lies we tell ourselves and the lies we are taught to tell. It was a Kirkus Review/Electric Literature/Literary Hub Best Book of the Year, was nominated for Irish Novel of the Year, and was Shortlisted for the Encore Award.
Garth Greenwell has written for The Paris Review, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic. His debut novel, What Belongs To You, is an atmospheric narrative of sexual obsession. His previous novella, Mitko, won the 2010 Miami University Press Novella Prize and was a finalist for the Edmund White Debut Fiction Prize and a Lambda Award. He holds the Richard E. Guthrie Memorial Fellowship at the University of Iowa. "With What Belongs to You, American literature is richer by one masterpiece," says Edmund White.