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About the Author

Ann Beattie has been included in four O. Henry Prize collections. She has received the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story and the Rea Award for the Short Story, and she was the Edgar Allan Poe Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Virginia. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Ryan C. K. Choi lives in Honolulu, Hawai'i, where he was born and raised.
Annie DeWitt is a novelist, short story writer, essayist and ex-racehorse rider forever seeking her perfect OTTB. She is the Founder of Roxbury Writers' Residency and calls the Catskills home.
Tao Lin is the author of Trip (2018), Taipei (2013), Richard Yates (2010), Eeeee Eee Eeee (2007), and other books. Dudu (2007-) is an excerpt from his novel Leave Society, forthcoming from Vintage. He edits Muumuu House.
David Nutt is the author of The Great American Suction (Tyrant Books). He lives in Ithaca, New York, with his wife and dog and two cats.
Christine Schutt is the author of three novels and three short story collections, most recently Pure Hollywood. A Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist, she is the recipient of the New York Foundation of the Arts and Guggenheim Fellowships. Schutt lives and teaches in New York.
Blake Butler is the author of five book-length works of fiction, including 300,000,000 (Harper Perennial), Sky Saw (Tyrant Books), There is No Year (Harper Perennial), Scorch Atlas (Featherproof Books), and Ever (Calamari Press), as well as the nonfictional Nothing: A Portrait of Insomnia (Harper Perennial). His fourth novel, Alice Knott, will be published by Riverhead in 2020. His short fiction, interviews, reviews, and essays have appeared widely, including in The Believer, The New York Times, Bomb, Bookforum, and as an ongoing column at Vice. He is a founding editor of HTMLGIANT and currently serves as editor of the Fanzine. He lives in Atlanta.
Yuka Igarashi is Managing Editor of Granta and lead editor of this issue.
Mark Leidner is the author of The Angel in the Dream of Our Hangover (Sator Press, 2011), a book of aphorisms, Under the Sea (Tyrant Books, 2018), and Returning the Sword to the Stone (Fonograf Editions, 2021). He grew up in Georgia and now lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Precious Okoyomon is a poet and artist living in Brooklyn.
Kathryn Scanlan is the author of Aug 9--Fog (2019) and The Dominant Animal (2020). Her work has been published in NOON, Fence, Granta, and Egress. She lives in Los Angeles.
Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (1892-1927), born in Tokyo, Japan, was the author of more than 350 works of fiction and nonfiction, including Rashōmon, The Spider's Thread, Hell Screen, Kappa, and In a Grove.
Jordan Castro is the editor of New York Tyrant Magazine. He is the author of two poetry books, and his work has appeared in Tin House, The Iowa Review, New World Writing, and more, as well as has been anthologized in four different countries. He is from Cleveland, OH. Among the authors in this collection, some have won Guggenheim fellowships, the PEN/Malamud award, the Pulitzer prize, the O Henry prize, and one has been a finalist for the National Book Award.


"Every era has its wise aphorist. Sarah Manguso is ours and joins Marcus Aurelius, Thomas à Kempis, Montaigne." ―Edmund White
"There's no one who writes quite like [Michael W. Clune]." ―The New Republic
"I felt I was reading a writer who would tell harder truths than many other writers, and she turns this nerve against herself to good effect." ―Amy Hempel
"Hodson's essays have such a sexy drama to them―and ultimately it's the romance of just getting through life, the passion that comes from being a wholly alert woman and living to tell about it." ―Miranda July
"Sometimes he sounds like a thriller writer, sometimes an art critic, sometimes a poet." ―Christian Lorentzen, Vulture
"Beattie's complexities make us more alert to the layered complexities of our own lives, and the lives of others." ―Los Angeles Times
"[With] her absolute ear and her masterly deadpan humor, the results are dazzling. Beattie is a natural writer. Her prose never preens or tires or obstructs." ―The New Yorker
"Nobody writes like Schutt" - Publisher's Weekly
"Wild and chiseled, both." ―Maggie Nelson
"McClanahan's prose is miasmic, dizzying, repetitive. A rushing river of words that reflects the chaos and humanity of the place from which he hails. He writes in an elliptical fever dream so contagious that slowing down is not an option. It would be like putting a doorstop in front of a speeding train."―The New York Times
"Christine Schutt is already easily among the liveliest stylists of our time, and these eleven stories prove we ain't seen nothing yet. Each is a wonder, pickled in her crystalline idiom and cured under her brutal, astonishing wit." - Claire Vaye Watkins
"Beattie's wit [is] truly unsurpassed in our literature." ―The Washington Post
"I steal language and ideas from Michael W. Clune." ―Ben Lerner