Martin Corless-Smith was born and raised in Worcestershire, England. He has studied painting and poetry, with degrees from the University of Reading, Southern Methodist University, the Writers Workshop at the University of Iowa and a PhD from University of Utah. His sixth collection of poetry, Bitter Green is forthcoming from Fence Books in November 2015. His first novel, This Fatal Looking Glass was published by SplitLevel Texts in May.
Beth McHugh grew up in Helena, MT. She moved to Missoula in 2002 to pursue a bachelor's degree in English. She stayed on at UM for another twelve years, earning an M.F.A in Creative Writing (2009), an M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction (2015), and teaching writing courses at the Missoula College and Bitterroot College. She lives in Hamilton, MT. The Actor will be released in October with Riverbend Publishing, and is her first novel.
is a San Francisco (and often Missoula, Montana) author whose first novel, The Given World, was praised in a starred Kirkus review as “an immensely rewarding and remarkable debut.” It has been nominated for both the PEN/Bingham Prize and the Saroyan International Prize for Fiction.