Scott Onak received his MFA in Fiction from the University of Idaho. His stories have been published in Mid-American Review and Willow Springs, and his book reviews appear on The Rumpus. He teaches creative writing at StoryStudio Chicago and the University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Studies.
A master of sharp, insightful satire, Brock Clarke's new novel takes a decidedly subversive look at American culture while pushing the limits of the absurd and hilarious. Take the format of a spy thriller, shape it around real-life incidents involving international terrorism, leaven it with dark, dry humor, toss in a love rectangle, give everybody a gun, and let everything play out in the outer reaches of upstate New York – there you have an idea of The happiest people in the world.
Miriam Toews is a Canadian writer of Mennonite descent. She grew up in Steinbach, Manitoba and has lived in Montreal and London, before settling in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 2007 she made her screen debut in the Mexican film "Luz silenciosa" directed by Carlos Reygadas, which screened at the Cannes Film Festival. The book, Irma Voth, was released in April 2011. Her latest book, All My Puny Sorrows, comes out in the US on Nov 18 (so get it early, tonight!).
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