Michael Dahlie won the 2009 PEN/Hemingway Award for his novel A Gentleman's Guide to Graceful Living, and he received a Whiting Writer's Award in 2010. He is currently the Booth Tarkington Writer-in-Residence at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Kirby Heyborne has received critical acclaim for his starring role in the award-winning World War II drama Saints and Soldiers. He has had starring roles in eight other features and two short films, and has also appeared on the WBâ??s Everwood and many national commercials. He has garnered rave reviews for his narration for Books on Tape over the years and is considered one of the finest narrators working today.