Kirstin Valdez Quade is the author of Night at the Fiestas, which won the John Leonard Prize from the National Book Critics Circle, the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a “5 Under 35” award from the National Book Foundation, and was a finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Award. It was named a New York Times Notable Book and a best book of 2015 by the San Francisco Chronicle and the American Library Association.

Kirstin is the recipient of the John Guare Writer’s Fund Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, and a Stegner Fellowship at Stanford. Her work has appeared in The New YorkerThe Best American Short StoriesThe O. Henry Prize StoriesThe New York Times, and elsewhere. She is an Assistant Professor at Princeton.

Amy Wallen

Visiting Alumnx CNF Writer, Summer 2019

Ada Limón

Visiting Poet, Summer 2017

Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Visiting Fiction Writer, Summer 2022

J. Kates

Visiting Translator, Winter 2017

Tyehimba Jess

Visiting Poet, Winter 2018

Major Jackson

Distinguished Visiting Poet, Winter 2016