V.M. Straka is the author of nineteen novels, many of which have been banned around the world and several of which have been adapted into film. It is believed he died in Havana, Cuba.
Emmy-Award-winning filmmaker J.J. Abrams has produced, directed, or written films and television shows including Fringe, Lost, Alias, Felicity, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Trek, Cloverfield, Mission: Impossible, and more.
Doug Dorst teaches writing at Texas State University-San Marcos. He is the author of the PEN/Hemingway-nominated novel Alive in Necropolis and the collection The Surf Guru. His work has appeared in McSweeney’s, Ploughshares, Epoch, and elsewhere. Dorst is also a three-time Jeopardy! champion.