Frances Itani is the author of a novel, four acclaimed short story collections, three poetry collections and a children's book. She won a Commonwealth Award for Deafening, which was also short-listed for the 2005 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Her recent collection of stories, Poached Egg on Toast, won the CAA Jubilee Award for Best Book of Short Stories in Canada, as well as the 2005 Ottawa Fiction Award. She grew up in Quebec, has travelled extensively, and now lives in Ottawa.
Uzodinma Iweala received the 2006 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for Beasts of No Nation. In 2007, he was selected as one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists. A graduate of Harvard University and the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, he lives in New York City and Lagos, Nigeria.
Kim Izzo is the author of The Jane Austen Marriage Manual, her first novel, My Life in Black and White, and is also co-author of the international bestseller The Fabulous Girl's Guide to Decorum and The Fabulous Girl's Guide to Grace Under Pressure. She has appeared on numerous television and radio shows, including Oprah. Her advice and opinions have appeared in the pages of The New York Times Sunday Style section, InStyle, Marie Claire, Glamour, Cosmopolitan and Vogue. She is Deputy Editor/Beauty Director of Zoomer Magazine. Visit her at www.kimizzo.com, become a fan on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @kimizzo.