Z Zoccolante is an author, filmmaker, and actor who has appeared on the television series Hawaii Five-0 and Last Resort. She is columnist for HealthyPlace and a contributor to the Huffington Post, PsychCentral, Elephant Journal, If and Only If, Midnight Circus, Literary Orphans, Nous, and other publications. With a short film that she wrote and directed, she won best first-time director in the 2013 Honolulu Film Awards.
Born and raised in Hawai’i, Zoccolante earned a BA in screenwriting from Loyola Marymount University and has made Los Angeles her home.
Riccardo Valsecchi has covered the Middle East, former Soviet countries, and Western Europe as a journalist specializing in stories about migration, human trafficking, and state crimes. He is a contributor to die Tageszeitung and the Berlin Film Journal.
In 2013, Valsecchi’s first documentary film won best Italian documentary at the Sardinia Film Festival and the Respekt gewinnt! prize from the Berlin Alliance for Democracy. He received a degree in literature, art, music, and entertainment from the Università di Bologna and writes in Italian, German, and English. As a photographer he is represented by Corbis/Demotix.
Mini Nair‘s novel The Fourth Passenger (ROMAN, 2011/2012; Pan Macmillan Australia, 2012) is the story of four women whose business partnership gives them solace, economic self-sufficiency, and the temerity to stand up to religious extremism.
Nair earned her master’s degree from the University of Mumbai. She has lectured on creative writing, spoken on behalf of the nonprofit organization Save the Girl Child, and developed the story idea for a film on illegal sex selection produced for Population First, Mumbai. Her writing reveals her love of cooking and her deep affection for the city in which she was born and raised.
Rokus Klett‘s illustrated guidebook I Thought I Knew How to Google: 50 Tricks for Refining Your Search (HarperCollins India, 2012) was written by Miha Mazzini, a user interface expert, and translated into English by Lučka Lučovnik.