Steve Donoghue is a writer and reader living in Boston with his dogs. He’s recently reviewed books forThe Columbia Journal of American StudiesHistorical Novel Review Online, and The Quarterly Conversation. He is the Managing Editor of Open Letters Monthly, and hosts one of its blogs, Stevereads.

Scott Esposito is the founder and editor of The Quarterly Conversation, an online magazine of book reviews and essays. You can read his introduction to The Buenos Aires Affair by Manuel Puig this August when it’s published by the Dalkey Archive Press. His reviews have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Los Angeles Times, The Barnes and Noble Review, Publishers Weekly, the Review of Contemporary Fiction, and many others. Follow him on Twitter @ScottEsposito and read his blog, Conversational Reading.

George Fragopoulos is a Ph.D. candidate in English and American Literature at the CUNY Graduate Center. He has published reviews, essays and translations with The Quarterly Conversation, Words Without Borders and The Critical Flame. As of July 1st, he will also be writing for Global Graffiti, an online journal of
world literature, culture and the arts, the first issue of which will center thematically around the current world cup in South Africa.

Meechal Hoffman is a graduate student at the CUNY Graduate Center.

Laura Kolbe has written for the Harvard Book Review and the Oxonian Review, as well as for Open Letters (her pieces can be found here). She lives in New York City.

John Lingan is a writer from the DC area. His work has appeared in Rain Taxi, the Baltimore Citypaper, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, and Splice Today, as well as The Quarterly Conversation, where he’s a contributing editor. He blogs at The Constant Conversation and Busy Being Born.

Rohan Maitzen is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Dalhousie University in Halifax. She blogs about literature at Novel Readings and The Valve.

Andrew Martin is an editorial assistant at The New York Review of Books. He has worked for Publisher’s Weekly, Newsweek On Air, and Andrew Cuomo. He is also a regular contributor to Open Letters, and his writing can be found here.

Lisa Peet is a writer and editor, currently working for The New Leader at Columbia University. She is the proprietor of the Open Letters blog Like Fire.

Sam Sacks is an editor for Open Letters Monthly. His book reviews have also appeared in Commentary,The Wall Street JournalThe Barnes and Noble ReviewThe Quarterly Conversation, and The New York Press, among other places. He lives in New York.

Maureen Thorson is the author of three chapbooks: “Twenty Questions for the Drunken Sailor,” (flynpyntar/dusie press 2009), “Mayport” (Poetry Society of America 2006) and “Novelty Act” (Ugly Duckling Presse 2004). She lives in Washington, D.C., where she co-curates the In Your Ear reading series at the DC Arts Center and runs Big Game Books, the tiniest press in the world.


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