Gideon Lewis-Kraus has written for Harper’s, The Believer, The New York Times Book Review, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, n+1, McSweeney’s, Bookforum, The Nation, Slate, and other publications. A 2007-8 Fulbright fellowship brought him to Berlin, world capital of contemporary restlessness. He has more or less settled in Brooklyn.
Tom Bissell is a journalist, critic, and fiction writer, originally from Escanaba, Michigan. He writes for Harper’s Magazine, Slate, The New Republic, and The Virginia Quarterly Review, where he is a contributing editor. His short stories and journalism have also been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Travel Writing, and The Best American Science Writing. He is a frequent reviewer for The New York Times Book Review.