Bapsi Sidhwa is an international novelist, known for her perspective on the partition of the Indian subcontinent
as a Parsi woman. The Crow Eaters (1980), Ice Candy Man (1982; published as Cracking India, 1988), The
Pakistani Bride (1983), An American Brat (1993), and Water (2006) have been translated into several languages.
Born in 1938 in Karachi, Sidhwa grew up in Lahore, Pakistan, and now lives in Houston, Texas. She received a degree from Kinnaird
College in Lahore and taught at Mount Holyoke College, Brandeis University, Columbia University, Rice University, and the
University of Texas at Houston. Sidhwa was also a Bunting Fellow at Radcliffe-Harvard and the recipient of numerous awards,
such as the prestigious German prize LiBeraturepreis (1991); the Italian Premio Mondello for her novel Water (2007);
and both the lifetime achievement award in Pakistan and the "Great Immigrants: The Pride of America" prize by the Carnegie
Corporation in 2013.
Teresa Russo is an educator, scholar, and poet. She is the editor of Recognition and Modes of Knowledge: Anagnorisis
from Antiquity to Contemporary Theory (2013), examining how recognition theory has played a central role in the arts and
humanities throughout history. She has a PhD from the University of Toronto in comparative literature and has taught courses
in the arts and humanities at the Catholic University of America, American University, the University of Toronto, and Brock
University. Her poetry has appeared in various publications, including The Silenus (Oxford, U.K.) and Verbi Gratia