Louisa Thomas is the author of two books, most recently Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams. She is a contributor to the New Yorker's website.
Francine Prose’s most recent novel, Mister Monkey, was published by Harper/Harper Collins in 2016. Her other novels include Lovers at The Chameleon Club, Paris 1932, Goldengrove and Blue Angel, a National Book Award finalist.
Megha Majumdar was born and raised in Kolkata, India. She works as an associate editor at Catapult, and lives in New York City. A Burning is her first book.
For breakfast I have filled a pan with coconut oil & trembling petunias, that tobacco cousin that I now season w/ the underside of nothing. The scent of night? Gone. You can’t mix petunias w/ petunias. It’s daytime now, birdsong clanging at the window & the ocean tripping over itself like a lime-green staircase. I’m handing you a word, it’s “circumference,”