Clancy Martin is a philosopher, novelist, and essayist. Martin's debut novel How to Sell (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) was a Times Literary Supplement "Best Book of 2009" (chosen by Craig Raine), and a "Best Book of 2009" for The Guardian, Publishers Weekly, The Kansas City Star. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, The New Republic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The London Review of Books, The Atlantic, The Times Literary Supplement, Lapham's Quarterly, Ethics, The Believer The Journal of the History of Philosophy, GQ, Esquire, Details, Elle, Travel + Leisure, Bookforum, Vice, Men's Journal, and many other newspapers, magazines and journals, and has been translated into more than thirty languages. Martin is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, and is Professor of Business Ethics at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management (UMKC). Martin has also won a German Academic Exchange Service Fellowship and the Pushcart Prize. He is a Guggenheim Fellow, and is a contributing editor at Harper's Magazine.
Amie Barrodale's stories and essays have appeared in The Paris Review, Harper's Magazine, VICE, McSweeney's, and other publications. In 2012 she was awarded The Paris Review's Plimpton Prize for Fiction for her story "William Wei." She is a former staff writer for The Onion and is currently the fiction editor at VICE. Her highly acclaimed collection of stories, You Are Having A Good Time ( Farrar, Straus & Giroux) was published in 2016.