Lorrie Moore has been a contributor to The New Yorker since 1989. Her books include the novels Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? and Anagrams; the story collections Self-Help, Like Life, and Birds of America, which won the Irish Times International Fiction Prize; and a children's book, The Forgotten Helper. She has taught at the University of Wisconsin at Madison since 1984.
Mike White wrote the screenplay for the film School of Rock, about a failed rock musician who pretends to be a substitute teacher. His other film credits include the award-winning Chuck & Buck, in which he also starred, The Good Girl, and Orange County. His next film project, Nacho Libre, which stars Jack Black and is being directed by Jared Hess, begins shooting this fall.
Cressida Leyshon is the deputy fiction editor of The New Yorker.