Diane Doniol-Valcroze was born in Paris, France. At a young age, she developed a passion for writing from her father, Jacques Doniol-Valcroze, co-founder of the legendary New Wave magazine Cahiers du Cinéma, and from her grandfather, French filmmaker André Cayatte (original The Mirror Has Two Faces). She graduated from Sorbonne University with a B.A. in English literature. While still in her hometown, she started out as an assistant film editor. She received her M.F.A. in film on a scholarship from New York University, while working on the Lauren Hutton Show. She has co-written screenplays for such films as Lionsgate’s Penny Dreadful starring Mimi Rogers and Rachel Miner, and MGM’s Hit and Run, helmed by Enda McCallion, starring Kevin Corrigan. Award-winning 41 Strange is her debut book of short stories. She currently lives in Los Angeles.
Arthur K. Flam was born in New York City. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. in writing and from New York University with an M.F.A. in film. He was editor-in-chief of Johns Hopkins’s oldest literary magazine Zeniada. He worked as a journalist for the Baltimore Chronicle. He started in the film industry as an assistant on Abel Ferrara’s vampire film The Addiction. He has co-written screenplays for movies such as Lionsgate’s Penny Dreadful starring Rachel Miner and Mimi Rogers, and MGM’s Hit and Run, helmed by Enda McCallion, starring Kevin Corrigan. He currently resides in Los Angeles. Award-winning 41 Strange is his debut book of short stories.