Born in Bucharest, Romania, E. J. Bancesco graduated from the Institute of Architecture in Bucharest in 1975. In 1983, he and his wife immigrated to the United States and they established their home in Boston, Massachusetts.
From 1998 to 2003, Mr. Bancesco studied advanced painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. In 2005, he accepted the position of Principal at an internationally renowned architectural firm, and since then, has been practicing his profession domestically and across East Asia.
Passionate about art, literature, and music, Mr. Bancesco is also a tireless writer.
Currently, he and his wife, Luminitza, live in Chicago, Illinois.
They have a daughter who works for an NGO on international humanitarian projects.
The Scarf is Mr. Bancesco’s second novel, forthcoming from Hyperborea in 2016.
Ace Boggess is the author of two books of poetry: The Prisoners (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2014) and The Beautiful Girl Whose Wish Was Not Fulfilled (Highwire Press, 2003). His recent fiction has appeared in Notre Dame Review, Lumina, The Cossack Review, The Stockholm Review of Literature, Soundings Review, and Coe Review. He earned degrees from Marshall University (B.A.) and the West Virginia University College of Law (J.D.). He currently lives in Charleston, West Virginia. His novel A Song Without a Melody is forthcoming from Hyperborea.
Catie Jarvis is an author of fiction and poetry, as well as a yoga instructor, a competitive gymnastics coach, and an online writing instructor at Southern New Hampshire University. She received her BA in Writing from Ithaca College, and her MFA in Creative Writing from California College of the Arts. She grew up on a lake in northern New Jersey and now lives by the bay in San Francisco. She finds the world to be a strange place and loves writing that examines the ambiguity of “reality.” Her novel The Peacock Room is forthcoming from Hyperborea in 2016.
Paul Luikart lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee, but has spent most of his adult life so far in Chicago, Illinois. He studied fiction writing at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio (BA, 2000), the Writers’ Studio at the University of Chicago (Certificate in Creative Writing, 2010), and Seattle Pacific University (MFA, 2014). His work has appeared in a variety of literary magazines in the last several years, including Barrelhouse, Cheap Pop, Chicago Quarterly Review, Curbside Splendor, Hobart, Johnny America, New World Writing, Spartan, Whiskey Paper, Word Riot, and Yalobusha Review. He writes a twice-monthly column for nooga.com—an online newspaper in Chattanooga—in which he discusses politics, social justice, and sometimes other things. As a full-time “day job”—but one that he cares about quite a bit—he directs an emergency shelter for homeless families. He and his wife have two daughters and are expecting a third in June. Follow him on Twitter: @PaulLuikart.
Paul's collection of short stories Animal Heart is forthcoming from Hyperborea.