Phil Condon is the author of the short-story collections Nine Ten Again (2009), winner of the 2008 Elixir Press Fiction Award, and River Street (Southern Methodist University Press, 1994); he has also published a novel, Clay Center (Eastern Washington University Press, 2004), and an essay collection, Montana Surround (Johnson Books, 2004). The recipient of an NEA Fellowship in fiction (1993) and a Best Novel Award from the New Orleans Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society (2001), Condon teaches writing and literature in the environmental studies program at the University of Montana.
Scott Russell Sanders lives in the hill country of southern Indiana, where he has written more than twenty books of fiction and nonfiction, including A Conservationist Manifesto (Indiana University Press, 2009) and Hunting for Hope (Beacon Press, 1998). His most recent books (also from IU Press) are Stone Country: Then & Now (2017), a documentary narrative made in collaboration with photographer Jeffrey Wolin, and Dancing in Dreamtime (2016), a collection of eco-science-fiction stories. He is currently finishing his portion of Ordinary Wealth, fifty brief tales written in response to photographs by Peter Forbes.
William Heyen’s Shoah Train: Poems (Etruscan Press, 2004) was a finalist for the National Book Award; Mayapple Press will publish his book-length poem, The Angel Voices, in 2010. A past Senior Fulbright Lecturer in American Literature in Germany, Heyen has been awarded National Endowment for the Arts, Guggenheim, and American Academy of Arts and Letters fellowships, among other prizes and honors. He lives in Brockport, New York.