Franz Nicolay's writing has appeared in The New York Times, Slate, The Paris Review Daily, The Kenyon Review Online, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Ploughshares, Threepenny Review, LitHub, Longreads, and elsewhere. He has taught at UC Berkeley and Columbia University, and is currently a lecturer at Bard College. His first book, "The Humorless Ladies of Border Control: Touring the Punk Underground from Belgrade to Ulaanbaatar," was named a “Season’s Best Travel Book” by The New York Times.
Adam Wilson is the author of the short story collection What's Important is Feeling and the novel Flatscreen. His stories have appeared in The Paris Review, Tin House, and The Best American Short Stories, among other publications, and Flatscreen was a National Jewish Book Award finalist and an Indie Next Pick and was translated into German and Italian. Wilson has taught in the creative writing programs at Columbia and NYU. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son