K-Ming Chang is a Kundiman fellow, a Lambda Literary Award winner, a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree, and an O. Henry Prize Winner. She is the author of the New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice novel BESTIARY (One World/Random House, 2020), which was longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award. In 2021, her chapbook BONE HOUSE was published by Bull City Press. Her most recent book is GODS OF WANT (One World/Random House), which was a NYT Notable Book of 2022. Her next books are a novel titled ORGAN MEATS (One World, 2023) and a novella titled CECILIA (Coffee House Press, 2024).
Amanda Mei Kim writes about the way that collective power, nature, and capitalism weave through the lives of rural Californians of color. She has received the Steinbeck Fellowship, the de Groot Fellowship and a California Arts Council Emerging Artist Fellowship. Her work has appeared in Brick, LitHub, PANK, the New York Times and Discover Nikkei, with a piece forthcoming in the Common. She grew up on a tenant farm in Saticoy, CA.