Rumaan Alam and Lynn Steger Strong
Rumaan Alam is the author of the novels Rich and Pretty, That Kind of Mother, and Leave the World Behind. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, New York Review of Books, Bookforum, and The New Republic, where he is a contributing editor. Lynn Steger Strong is the author, most recently, of the novel WANT. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Time, The Guardian, Harper’s Bazaar, The LA Times, The Paris Review, and elsewhere. She teaches writing at Columbia and Catapult.