Lavinia Greenlaw is the author of The Importance of Music to Girls and
and Minsk, which was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot, Forward, and Whitbread Poetry Prizes. Helon Habila is the author of Measuring Time and Waiting for an Angel. He was the first Chinua Achebe Fellow at Bard College, New York. A contributing editor to Virginia Quarterly Review, he currently teaches at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.