Lilliam Rivera is the author of the 2017 bestseller The Education of Margot Sanchez and currently serves as a teaching artist for the National Book Foundation. She has been the recipient of fellowships from PEN Center USA, A Room Of Her Own Foundation, and a grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation. Her short story "Death Defiant Bomba or What to Wear When Your Boo Gets Cancer" won a 2016 Pushcart Prize and was an Honorable Mention for the 2014 Goldenberg Prize for Fiction. Her second novel, the dystopic thriller Dealing in Dreams, will be released in 2019. Keep up with her on Twitter at @lilliamr and at lilliamrivera.com.
("Charlie is interested in the extraordinary and the mundane, the real and the unreal and this body of work "SWARM: Mecánica Orgánica" intends to hold up a mirror to our Anthropocene age. The title is inspired by swarm robotics and the notion that while Artificial Intelligence might seem fantastical in the present time, in the near future it may be perceived to be incredibly mundane. It reflects Charlie's ongoing interest in combining future prophecy and reality.")