Border Crossings: The Fiction of Janette Turner Hospital

Charlotte Zoë Walker’s novel Condor and Hummingbird was published by Alice Walker’s Wild Trees Press in 1986 and by the Women’s Press in the United Kingdom in 1987. She has also published about a dozen short stories, as well as essays on literature and nature, and edited two books on naturalist John Burroughs (The Art of Seeing Things and Sharp Eyes, both from Syracuse University Press). Her previous publication in The Georgia Review was “The Very Pineapple,” which was reprinted in Prize Stories 1991: The O. Henry Awards. She has been a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and is nearing completion of her third novel, Gray Face and Eve. She is a professor emerita of English and women’s studies at SUNY-Oneonta.

Fool for Life: Three Essays

Alison Hawthorne Deming’s most recent works include Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit (Milkweed Editions, 2014) and Stairway to Heaven: Poems (Penguin Poets, 2016). “Invasive Beauty” will be included in a forthcoming book, “Lament for the Makers,” supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship. Deming is a Regents’ Professor and holds the Agnese Nelms Haury Chair in Environment and Social Justice at the University of Arizona. She lives in Tucson and on Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick.

Ian Watt and the River Kwai

Jeffrey Meyers, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, has recently published Thomas Mann’s Artist-Heroes (Northwestern University Press, 2014), Remembering Iris Murdoch (Palgrave Pivot, 2013), and the paperback edition of Scott Fitzgerald: A Biography (Harper Perennial, 2014). Thirty of his books have been translated into fourteen languages and seven alphabets, and published on six continents. In 2012 he gave the Seymour lectures on biography, sponsored by the National Library of Australia, in Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney.

Travels with Jane Eyre

Anne Goldman’s fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Tin House, the Guardian, The Georgia Review, the Gettysburg Review, and the Southwest Review, among other venues. Her essays have been named as notable in Best American Essays, Best American Science and Nature Writing, and the Best American Travel Writing. Nominated for a National Magazine Award, she is the recipient of fellowships from the Ahmanson/Getty Foundation and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. Goldman is Professor of English at Sonoma State University. She is at work upon a second nonfiction manuscript, “An Aria for Insects and Other Essays.”

My Timbuktu

Adriana Páramo, a Colombian anthropologist, was the winner of the Social Justice and Equality Award in creative nonfiction for her book Looking for Esperanza (Benu Press, 2012). Her writing has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, the Los Angeles Review, Fourteen Hills, Carolina Quarterly Review, and Compass Rose, among others. Páramo volunteers her time as a transcriber for Voice of Witness, a book series that empowers those affected by social injustice.

The Other Side of Empire

Jeff Gundy’s eighth book of poems, Without a Plea, was published in early 2019 by Bottom Dog Press. Recent poems and essays are in Cincinnati Review, River Teeth, Forklift, Ohio, Terrain, and Christian Century. He is at work on a series of lyric essays about the Illinois prairie with the working title “Wind Farm.”


on The Earth Avails by Mark Wunderlich

David Roderick’s most recent book is The Americans. He teaches poetry in the MFA Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

on Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas edited by Rebecca Solnit & Rebecca Snedeker

Laurence Ross is a New Orleans–based writer, educator, and art critic. He recently served as the Director of P.3Writes, an educational program in conjunction with U.S. Art Triennial Prospect New Orleans. His essays on arts and culture are regularly featured in Pelican Bomb, a regional publication dedicated to the Louisiana arts community, and during the summer he teaches creative nonfiction for the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth.

on Where the North Sea Touches Alabama by Allen C. Shelton

Luke A. Fidler is a doctoral student in the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago. His scholarly work has appeared in, or is forthcoming from, Art Journal, Peregrinations, and postmedieval.