Jessica Hagedorn (Issue 1) is the author of Toxicology, Dream Jungle, The Gangster Of Love, and Dogeaters, which won the American Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction. She is also the author of Danger And Beauty, a collection of poetry and prose, and the editor of Charlie Chan Is Dead: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Fiction. Her plays include Most Wanted, The Heaven Trilogy, and the stage adaptation of Dogeaters. Hagedorn has just finished editing Manila Noir, a crime fiction anthology, for Akashic’s acclaimed Noir series. She is the Director of the MFA Creative Writing Program at LIU Brooklyn. For more information, visit www.jessicahagedorn.net.