Academic editor Edward Mendelson is the Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities at Columbia and has taught at Harvard and Yale. He has numerous books and articles to his credit, has won such prestigious grants as the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and is Literary Executor of the estate of poet W.H. Auden. Illustrator Laura Huliska-Beith graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute. She currently lives in Kansas City.