Anca Cristofovici was born in Bucharest. In 1985, she defected to France, where she is currently a professor of American literature and art. Her novel, Stela, was published by Ninebark Press (2016), and she is the author of two books of nonfiction, Touching Surfaces (Rodopi, 2009) and John Hawkes: L’enfant & le cannibale (Belin, 1997). She also co-edited The Art of Collaboration: Artists, Poets, Books (Cuneiform Press, 2015). Her poetry, prose, and translations have been published in Romanian, English, and French in Europe and the United States.
Michael Mejia is the author of the novels TOKYO and Forgetfulness, and his writing has been published in many journals and anthologies. A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Mejia is editor-in-chief of Western Humanities Review , co-founding editor of Ninebark Press, and a professor of creative writing at the University of Utah.