Novelist and San Francisco native Vendela Vida is Co-Founder of The Believer, a monthly arts and literary magazine. Her most recent book, The Lovers, earned high praise. Vida also co-wrote the screenplay for the 2009 film Away We Go starring John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph.
Jennifer Egan‘s most recent book, A Visit From The Goon Squad, won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize as well as the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. A frequent contributor to The New York Times Magazine, her work has been published in The New Yorker, Harper’s, McSweeney’s, and other literary magazines.
Michael Krasny is the host of the KQED radio program Forum. He is also a Professor of English at San Francisco State University and the author of Off Mike: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life. His many interviews for City Arts & Lectures include Toni Morrison, Salman Rushdie, Norman Mailer, Joyce Carol Oates, and Isaac B. Singer.