A native of the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, Michael Garriga comes from a long line of notable Creole outlaws and storytellers. His work has been published in The Southern Review, Esquire, Oxford American, and numerous other journals. His collection of flash fiction, The Book of Duels, was published by Milkweed Editions in 2014. He's co-editor of the online journal, FictionSoutheast.org.
Mark Winegardner’s books include the novels The Veracruz Blues, Crooked River Burning, The Godfather Returns, and The Godfather’s Revenge, the story collection That’s True of Everybody and the textbook 3x33. He is now working on a novel called Red-Blooded American Smut. A Senior Writer for The Oxford American and a frequent contributor to ESPN The Magazine, Winegardner’s work has also appeared in Details, Five Points, GQ, The New York Times Magazine, Playboy, Ploughshares, and many others. Winegardner has taught at George Washington University and John Carroll University and is currently the Burroway Chair of English & Distinguished Research Professor at Florida State University.