R177. Behind the Curtain: The Editors Speak
Thursday, March 28, 2019
10:30 am to 11:45 am
Christian Kiefer is the author of the novels Phantoms, The Infinite Tides, and The Animals, as well as the novella One Day Soon Time Will Have No Place Left to Hide. He is recipient of a Pushcart Prize and directs the low-res MFA program at Ashland University.
Oscar Villalon is the managing editor of ZYZZYVA. He is a former book editor at the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as a past board member of the National Book Critics Circle. He is also a contributing editor to Literary Hub.
Allison Wright is the executive editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review. She also serves as president of the nonprofit literary organization WriterHouse and editor of Tiny Hardcore Press. Her writing has appeared in the Atlantic, VQR, Popular Mechanics, Literary Hub, the Rumpus, and elsewhere.
Emily Nemens became editor of The Paris Review in summer 2018, after five years co-editing The Southern Review. Her fiction has appeared in The Gettysburg Review, n+1, the Iowa Review, and Esquire. Her debut novel, The Cactus League, is forthcoming from FSG in 2020.
Karissa Chen is the editor-in-chief at Hyphen magazine, fiction editor at The Rumpus, and a contributing editor at Catapult. She has published prose in numerous publications including Longreads, Gulf Coast, PEN America, and Guernica. She was awarded a Fulbright research grant to Taiwan in 2015–16.