Coordinating Editor for This Issue
GINA BERRIAULT is the author of three novels,
The Descent, Conference of Victims, and
The Son, and a collection of 15 stories,
The Mistress and Other Stories. She lives in San Francisco. Her story, "The Infinite Passion of Expectation"
(Ploughshares 5/3), has been reprinted in
The Pushcart Prize V.
CORINNE DEMAS BLISS has had stories in
Esquire, Agni Review, Transatlantic Review, The Smith and other magazines. She lives in South Hadley, Massachusetts.
JOANNE GREENBERG is the author of three collections of stories:
Rites of Passage, Summering, and, most recently,
High Crimes and Misdemeanors. Her novels include
The King's Persons, I Never Promised You A Rose Garden, In This Sign, and
Founder's Praise. She lives in Golden, Colorado.
SCOTT JOHNSON has had stories in
Triquarterly. He lives in Katonah, New York.
JOANN KOBIN has had stories in
Ascent, Remington Review, Massachusetts Review and
Aphra. She lives in Leverett, Massachusetts and is working on a novel.
MAXINE KUMIN won a Pulitzer Prize (1973) for her book of poems,
Up Country. Her fiction includes
Through Dooms of Love, The Passions of Uxport, The Abduction and
The Designated Heir. Her most recent book is
The Retrieval System (1978). She lives in Warner, New Hampshire.
DAVID LAUX grew up in Pennsylvania and now lives in Arcata, California. "Summer Ladies" is his first published story.
SUE MILLER lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she is at work on a novel. "Expensive Gifts" is her first published story.
DEBORAH MUTNICK graduated from the University of Michigan, where she won a Hopwood Award in Poetry. She held the Randall Jarrell scholarship at the University of North Carolina (Greensboro). She now lives in New York City. "Dancing in the Flatlands" is her first published story.
JAY NEUGEBOREN is the author of four novels (
Big Man, Listen Ruben Fontanez, Sam's Legacy, and
An Orphan's Tale), a collection of stories (
Corky's Brother), and a memoir (
Parentheses). His widely anthologized stories have been chosen for both
The Best American Short Stories and
Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards. He is the editor of Martha Foley's memoir,
The Story of Story
Magazine. His new novel,
The Stolen Jew, will appear in the spring of 1981.
ROBERT NOZICK has had stories in
Commentary, Moment, and
Mosaic. Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University, he has just completed his second book,
Philosophical Explanations. His first book,
Anarchy, State and Utopia, won a National Book Award in 1975.
MARY PETERSON lives in York, Maine and teaches at the University of New Hampshire. She is a contributing editor to
North American Review. Her story, "Travelling" (
Ploughshares 4/2) was included in the
1979 O. Henry. Her fiction has also appeared in
Fiction International, Intro, Maine Magazine, et. al., and
Prize Stories and she has stories scheduled for publication in
NICCOLÒ TUCCI was born in Lugano, Switzerland in 1908, and educated in law and political science in Florence, Italy. He emigrated to the United States in the thirties for political reasons. He is the author of
Before My Time (1962),
Unfinished Funeral (1964) and
The Sun and the Moon (1977). He is also the author of numerous novels, plays and articles in Italian, for which he has won many honors, including the Viareggio Prize (1956) and the Bagutta Prize (1968).