Born in 1983, DANIELA KOVACIC is a Chilean artist who has dedicated her career to oil painting. She received her Master of Fine Arts Degree in painting from the New York Academy of Art in New York and her Bachelor of Visual Arts Degree from the University Finis Terrae of Santiago, Chile.  She has received awards including a Fulbright, a Chilean governmental scholarship, a 2012 Channel scholarship, the Robert Gamblin Painting Award, and a residency in France from the Terra Foundation for American Art. Find more of her work here.
Cover image: “Pescado,” oil on canvas, 2010.
RACHEL SAUTER (interview with John Hodgman) is an Iowa native and a graduate of Grinnell College. A musician, chef, mother, and pop-culture enthusiast, she does not consider herself a writer. 
SEAN P. LAWLOR (interview with Charles Baxter) lives in Pittsburgh, where he studies Fiction and Travel Writing at Chatham University's MFA program. He is currently at work on a novel about gender fluidity, sexuality, addiction, and the mental effects of escapism. While hitchhiking through the west in the summer of 2012, he kept a travel blog that can be found at
ERICA SCHWIEGERSHAUSEN (interview with Sarah Manguso) is a writer living in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared on New York Magazine's The Cut and in The New York Observer.