Carolyn Ferrell '84 is the author of the novel, Dear Miss Metropolitan, and the short-story collection, Don’t Erase Me, which was awarded the Art Seidenbaum Award of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize program, the John C. Zacharis Award given by Ploughshares, and the Quality Paperback Book Prize for First Fiction. She has also received grants from the Fulbright Association, German Academic Exchange (DAAD), City University of New York MAGNET Program, and National Endowment for the Arts. Ferrell’s stories have been anthologized in the 1994, 2018, and 2020 volumes of Best American Short Stories and The Best American Short Stories of the Century, among other places. She teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in New York with her husband and children.
Kathleen Hill until recently taught in the MFA Program at Sarah Lawrence College. Her novel Still Waters in Niger was named a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune; the French translation, Eaux Tranquilles, was shortlisted for the Prix Femina Etranger. Who Occupies This House, a second novel, was named an Editors’ Choice at The New York Times. Her work has appeared in Best American Short Stories, Best Spiritual Writing, Pushcart Prize XXV, and The Pushcart Book of Short Stories. Her recent memoir, She Read to us in the Late Afternoons, received the Silver Nautilus Award.