Michael Carroll, Sheila Kohler, Jerome Ellison Murphy, Angelo Nikolopoulos, Colm Tóibín, and Edmund White
Introduced by anthology editor Tom Cardamone
Michael Carroll won the 2015 Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for his collection, 'Little Reef and Other Stories'. Sheila Kohler’s latest book, a memoir, “ONCE WE WERE SISTERS” was published by Penguin in January 2017 and by Canongate in England in February and will come out in Spain. Jerome Ellison Murphy’s critical writing has been featured in LA Review of Books, Publishers Weekly, The Brooklyn Rail, Lambda Literary, Next Magazine and American Poets. His poetry appears at LitHub, The Awl, Narrative Magazine, Bellevue Literary Review, St. Sebastian Review, jdbrecords.com, and most often on the ceiling as you lie awake at 3 a.m. Angelo Nikolopoulos is the author of Obscenely Yours (Alice James Books, 2013), winner of the Kinereth Gensler Award and finalist for a 2014 Lambda Literary Award. Colm Toibin’s novel ‘Nora Webster’, published in 2014, won the Hawthornden Prize, and his ‘On Elizabeth Bishop’, published in 2015, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism. His ninth novel ‘House of Names’ appeared in 2017. In May 2017, he co-curated ‘Henry James and American Painting’ at the Morgan Library’. Edmund White has written biographies of Jean Genet, Marcel Proust, and Arthur Rimbaud. His memoir The Unpunished Vice: A Life of Reading was published in June 2018.