A graduate of Princeton University, Maloney’s writing has been published in The New Yorker, the New York Times Book Review, Slate, and Gourmet. He is writing Crush, a cultural exploration of the world of wine.
Denise Mina is the author of Still Midnight, Slip of the Knife, The Dead Hour, Field of Blood, Deception, and the Garnethill trilogy, the first installment of which won her the John Creasey Memorial Prize for best first crime novel. She lives in Glasgow, Scotland.
Stuart Nadler is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where he was awarded a Truman Capote Fellowship and a Teaching-Writing Fellowship. Recently, he was the Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin. Two of his stories appeared in The Atlantic.
Ian Rankin is a worldwide #1 bestselling writer, and has won an Edgar Award, a Gold Dagger for fiction, a Diamond Dagger for career excellence, and the Chandler-Fulbright Award. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife and their two sons.
Emma Rathbone is a graduate of New York University and the MFA Fiction Program at the University of Virginia. She currently lives in Charlottesville and is working on a second novel.
Frederick Reiken is the author of Day for Night, The Odd Sea and Lost Legends of New Jersey. He lives in western Massachusetts.
Elena Mauli Shapiro grew up in Paris, and currently lives in California with her husband. She has accumulated literature and writing degrees in and around the Bay Area (Stanford, Mills, Davis).
Natasha Solomons lives in Dorset, England, where she co-writes screenplays with her husband and is pursuing a Ph.D. in eighteenth-century fiction.
Patrick Somerville is the author of Trouble, a book of short fiction, and The Cradle, which was a New York Times Best Book 0f 2009, and short-listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. He is at work on a second novel, and lives with his wife in Chicago, where he teaches creative writing at Northwestern University.