Moore and Lee
Possessed of “psychological precision” and an “unsentimental knowledge of her characters’ hopes and fears” (New York Times), Lorrie Moore is the author of several short story collections and novels, including Birds of America and A Gate at the Stairs, a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. She teaches creative writing at the University of Wisconsin. Bark, Moore’s first story collection in 15 years, explores the exquisite absurdity and heartrending pitfalls of American life.
Author of such widely acclaimed novels as A Gesture Life, The Surrendered, and the “wholly innovative” (Kirkus Reviews) Native Speaker, Chang-rae Lee explores the alienation that modern-day immigrants face from both American culture and the cultures they leave behind. Lee teaches creative writing at Princeton University. On Such a Full Sea imagines a future dystopian America in which the descendants of immigrants have been subjugated into a strict labor class.