Edward Schwarzschild is the author of Responsible Men (Algonquin, 2005), a first novel which received wide acclaim, and was chosen as one of 20 Breakout Books by Amazon.com, 25 Best Books for Book Groups by Kirkus and one of the Best Books of 2005 by the San Francisco Chronicle. His next book, a collection of short stories entitled No Rest for the Middleman, will be published by Algonquin in 2007.
Schwarzschild’s fiction and essays have been published in The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Forward, The Chicago Tribune, Southwest Review, StoryQuarterly, Moment Magazine, and The Yale Journal of Criticism. He was a recent Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and he now teaches at the University at Albany, SUNY, where he holds a joint appointment in the English department and the New York State Writers Institute. Learn more about Schwarzschild and his work by visiting www.responsiblemen.com.
Laurel Snyder is the author of a poetry chapbook, Daphne & Jim, and editor of the anthology Half/Life: Jew-ish Tales from Interfaith Homes. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, her rants can be found in the Utne Reader, LIT, the Iowa Review, American Letters & Commentary, NPR’s “All Things Considered,” as well as the webzine, Killing the Buddha, where she is co-editor.