Jocelyn Saidenberg & Lynne Tillman

Jocelyn Saidenberg is the author of Mortal City, Cusp, Negativity, The Dispossessed and Shipwreck. She is the founding editor of Krupskaya Books and has curated literary events and performances for New Langton Arts, Small Press Traffic and Right Window. Currently she is working towards a Ph.D. at UC Berkeley writing on the poetry of Lucretius and Ovid and on didacticism and futility.

Lynne Tillman is a novelist, short story writer, and critic. Her most recent book, and fourth collection of stories, Someday This Will Be Funny, was published by Red Lemonade Press.  Her most recent novel, American Genius, A Comedy, was published by Soft Skull Press in 2006, and was cited as one of the best books of the Millennium (so far) by The Millions. Her other novels are Haunted Houses, Motion Sickness, Cast in Doubt, and No Lease on Life, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in fiction and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She has published three nonfiction books, including The Velvet Years: Warhol’s Factory 1965- 67, based on photographs by Stephen Shore. Her other story collections include This is Not It, stories and novellas written in response to the work of 22 contemporary artists. In 2006 she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, and, in the same year, her papers were acquired by New York University’s Fales Library.