Called "the writer of our time" by the New York Times, George Saunders is an award-winning American writer of short stories, essays, novellas, and children's books. He teaches in the MFA program at Syracuse University, and frequently writes for GQ and The New Yorker. His most recent novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, was released in February of 2017.
Pavel Romaniko was born in 1980 in Pereslavl-Zalessky, a small town outside of Moscow, Russia, and came to the United States at the age of seventeen. Recent solo exhibitions include Harriman Institute, Columbia University, New York, Nostalgia at Art Center, and more. His work has been featured as part of Museum of Contemporary Photography Midwest Photographers project. Romaniko is currently on faculty at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, MA.