Lynn Geesaman is the recipient of a number of awards, among them an NEA grant, a Bush Foundation Fellowship, a Jerome Foundation Grant, a McKnight Fellowship for Photography, a Minnesota State Arts Fellowship and others. Her work is in numerous private and public collections, among them the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Bibliotheque Nationale, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, and The Art Institute of Chicago. She has had over forty solo exhibitions and contributed work to more than sixty group exhibitions. She is represented by Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis; Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York; Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago; Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco; Steve Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles; and Jane Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta.
Jamaica Kincaid was born on the island of St. John's, Antigua. Her highly praised books include the novels Annie John, Lucy, The Autobiography of My Mother, and My Brother, the story collection At the Bottom of the River, and A Small Place, an essay about the island of Antigua. She is also the editor of two books on gardening: My Favorite Plant: Writers and Gardeners and the Plants They Love, and My Garden Book. She lives with her family in Vermont.