Poet and translator Heather McHugh was raised in Virginia and attended Harvard University, where she studies with Robert Lowell. She published her first book of poetry, Dangers, in 1977.
Since then, she has published A World of Difference (1981), To the Quick (1987), Shades (1988), and The Father
Los Angeles writer Aimee Bender, known for her poignant portrayals of eccentricity, has published two short story collections and one novel. Her first collection, 'The Girl in the Flammable Skirt' (1998), received rave reviews and was a NY Times Notable Book of the Year. Her second book, a novel titl
Born in Cape Town South Africa, John Maxwell Coetzee was the first child of an attorney and a school teacher. Coetzee attended the University of Capetown and graduated in 1960 with a degree in English and in 1961 with a degree in Mathematics.
He entered the English PhD program at University of Tex