Daniel Asa Rose is an American author, journalist, and editor. His most recent book is Larry’s Kidney: Being the True Story of How I Found Myself in China With my Black Sheep Cousin and His Mail-Order Bride, Skirting the Law to Get Him a Transplant ... and Save His Life which was named “one of the top books of 2009” by Publishers Weekly. He has won many awards including a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in writing. His novel, Flipping For It, a black comedy about divorce written from the man’s point of view, was a New York Times “New and Notable Paperback.” His short story collection, Small Family with Rooster,included stories selected for two PEN Awards and for inclusion in the O. Henry Prize Stories. His memoir, Hiding Places: A Father and His Sons Retrace Their Family’s Escape From the Holocaust, earned several starred reviews as well as the New England Booksellers Discovery Award and inclusion in Best Jewish Writing 2003. Herbert Hadad is an award-winning writer and former contributing reporter and essayist for The New York Times. He currently serves as a press officer for the U.S. Department of Justice. His essays and articles have appeared in national and regional publications. Among his other distinctions, Hadad has been cited for a “notable essay” in the best-selling The Best American Essays 2003, a recipient of The New York Press Club features award, winner of both gold and silver medals for magazine writing at the Washingtonbased Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, and received the Editorial Excellence Award from Folio magazine. He is currently first vice president of the Society of the Silurians, one of America’s oldest continuous press clubs, and was recently named by Northeastern University as one of its 100 most outstanding graduates.