James Browning writes and speaks on environmental issues for Common Cause. He has a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins. His essays have been published in The Believer and The Village Voice. His first novel, The Fracking King, is forthcoming from New Harvest in June 2014.
Michael Piafsky is the author of the novel All The Happiness You Deserve (Prospect Park Books, February 2014). He is Director of Creative Writing and Associate Professor of English at Spring Hill College, in Mobile, Alabama.
Matthew Thomas, a graduate of the University of Chicago, has an MA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and an MFA from the University of California, Irvine, where he received the Graduate Essay Award. His first novel, We Are Not Ourselves, is forthcoming from Simon and Schuster in August 2014.
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