Meghan Daum is an opinion columnist at the Los Angeles Times and the author of the best-selling essay collection My Misspent Youth and the critically acclaimed novel The Quality of Life Report. Her third book, a work of nonfiction about real estate and identity, is due out from Knopf in 2010.
Michael McLeod is a writer, producer and director who has created documentaries for PBS including Frontline, the Discovery Channel and others. McLeod is the author of Anatomy of a Beast: Obsession and Myth on the Trail of Bigfoot.
Geoff Nicholson is the author of 12 novels, including Bleeding London, which was short-listed for the Whitbread Prize and Flesh Guitar. His short stories are widely published, and four of his novels have been optioned for film. Nicholson's latest work is a nonfiction book titled The Lost Art of Walking.
David Wild, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, is a music, film and TV journalist as well as an Emmy-nominated television writer. He is the author of He Is ... I Say: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Neil Diamond.