Miranda Field is the author of Swallow (Houghton-Mifflin), and of the forthcoming Imaginary Royalty, which will be published by FourWay Books in 2017. Her work appears in numerous journals and several anthologies, including Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century (Sarabande), Not for Mothers Only (Fence Books), and Thirty Years of the Best of the Pushcart Prize. She has received a Katherine Bakeless Nason Literary Publication Award, a Discovery/The Nation Award and a Pushcart Prize, as well as a John Ciardi Scholarship and a Teaching Fellowship at Bread Loaf Writers Conference. Born and raised in North London, UK, she lives and works in Manhattan.
Alexandra Horowitz has been teaching at Barnard since 2004. In addition to teaching for the Writing and the First-Year Seminar programs, she has taught in the Biology Department and currently teaches in the Psychology Department. Dr. Horowitz is the author of Being a dog: Following the dog into a world of smell (Scribner, 2016), On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes (Scribner, 2013), Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know (Scribner, 2009), and the editor of Domestic Dog Cognition and Behavior (Springer-Verlag, 2014). In addition to many scholarly articles relating to animal behavior and cognition, she has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Smithsonian.
Mary Beth Keane received an M.F.A. from the University of Virginia,
where she was a Henry Hoyns Fellow in Fiction. Her debut novel, The Walking People, received Honorable Mention at the 2010 PEN/Hemingway Awards, and in 2011 she was selected as one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 under 35.” Her second novel, Fever, was named one of the best books of 2013 by The San Francisco Chronicle, NPR Books, and Library Journal, and was longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. She was a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow in Fiction.
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