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Mariana Enriquez was born in Buenos Aires and published her first novel in 1995. Since then she has worked as a journalist and teacher and has published novels and several collections of short stories and nonfiction. Her story collection Things We Lost In the Fire has been translated into twenty-five languages.
Gunnhild Øyehaug was born in Norway in 1975 and is an author and teacher at the Academy of Creative Writing in Vestland. She has an MA in comparative literature from the University of Bergen, and has written poetry, novels, short stories, essays, and scripted a feature film and a short film. Her novel Wait, Blink was longlisted for the National Book Award in 2018. Her most recent publication is the novel Presens Maskin (Kolon, 2018; “Present Tense Machine”).
Andrew McMillan’s debut collection, physical, was the first ever poetry collection to win the Guardian First Book Award. It also won a Somerset Maugham Award and was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. In 2019 it was named as one of the top twenty-five poetry books of the last twenty-five years by the Booksellers Association (UK). His second collection, playtime, was published by Jonathan Cape in 2018; it was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Autumn 2018, a Poetry Book of the Month in both the Observer and the Telegraph, a Poetry Book of the Year in the Sunday Times, and won the Polari Prize. Andrew is a senior lecturer at the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University and lives in Manchester.
John Freeman was the editor of Granta until 2013. His books include The Tyranny of E-mail, Dictionary of the Undoing, and How to Read a Novelist; a trilogy of anthologies including Tales of Two Americas; and the poetry collections Maps and The Park. The executive editor at Literary Hub, he teaches at NYU and in Paris.