Ted McDermott was born in Delaware in 1982, grew up in South Carolina, and now lives with his wife in Philadelphia. He has worked as a cook, a mover, a baker, a college instructor, an encyclopaedist, and a reporter for an alternative weekly. He was nominated for The Essay Prize in 2009, and his fiction and non-fiction have appeared in Vice, Believer, Portland Review and The Minus Times. The Minor Outsider is his first novel, publishing with ONE in April 2016.


Shawn Vestal Dan Pelle Photo 3/28/2012

Shawn Vestal made his literary debut with Godforsaken Idaho, a story collection that won the 2014 PEN Robert W. Bingham Prize and was shortlisted for the Saroyan Prize. A graduate of the Eastern Washington University MFA program, his stories have appeared in Tin House, Ecotone, McSweeney’s, The Southern Review and other journals. He writes a column for The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, where he lives with his wife and son. His first novel DAREDEVILS will be published in the UK by ONE in May 2016.


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Olivia Sudjic was born in 1988 in London. She studied English Literature at Cambridge University where she was awarded the E.G. Harwood English Prize, and made a Bateman Scholar. Her debut novel SYMPATHY will be published in the UK by ONE in 2017.

Rachel Elliott (c) Jacqueline Spantn

RACHEL ELLIOTT is a writer and psychotherapist. She was born in Suffolk, grew up in Norfolk and now lives in Bath. Whispers Through a Megaphone is her first novel. Read more about Rachel on her website www.rachelelliottbooks.com.

Chigozie Obioma Chigozie Obioma was born in 1986 in Akure, Nigeria. He was a Fall 2012 Omi fellow at Ledig House, New York, and has won Hopwood Awards for fiction and poetry. His short stories have appeared in Virginia Quarterly Review and Transition. He has lived in Nigeria, Cyprus and Turkey, and currently lives in the United States, where he is a Fiction Fellow at the University of Michigan. The Fishermen is his first novel.

Boris 54_cropped Boris Fishman was born in Belarus and moved to the US at the age of nine. He is a journalist and novelist based in New York. His writing has appeared in publications including the New Yorker, Wall Street Journal and New York Times Book Review. His debut novel A Replacement Life is published by ONE in Autumn 2014. Visit Boris's website at www.borisfishman.com.

GLK_Attachment-1_cropped Gideon Lewis-Kraus has written for numerous US publications, including Harper’s, The Believer, The New York Times Book Review, Los Angeles Times Book Review, Slate, and others. A 2007-8 Fulbright scholarship brought him to Berlin, a hotbed of contemporary restlessness where he conceived this book. He now lives in New York, but continues to find himself frequently on the road to other places. A Sense of Direction is his first book. Visit Gideon Lewis-Kraus's website.

Jamie_Mason_color Jamie Mason was born in Oklahoma City, but grew up in Washington, DC. She currently lives with her husband and two daughters in the mountains of western North Carolina. She is the founder and editor of authorscoop.com. Three Graves Full is her first novel. Find out more about Jamie at www.jamie-mason.com