Poet, novelist, essayist, Stéphane Lambert was born in Brussels in 1974. Interested in the creative process, he has devoted various books to artists (Nicolas de Staël, Rothko, Paul Klee, Monet, Spilliaert, Caspar David Friedrich, Van Gogh), among which Visions de Goya, l’éclat dans le désastre won the André Malraux prize for essays on art and Avant Godot, where he explores the link between painting and writing, was awarded the Roland de Jouvenel prize at the French Academy. In addition to his books, he writes fiction and documentaries for France Culture and contributes to Beaux-Arts Magazine. He has just produced a podcast for the National Chagall Museum in Nice, where he will present an exhibition designed for the 50th anniversary of the place in early 2023. In 2022, he was awarded the Victor Rossel Prize (the main literary prize in Belgium) for his story L’Apocalypse heureuse.

Pamela Newkirk, PhD, is an award-winning journalist and scholar. Her latest book Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga, was listed among the Best Books of 2015 by NPR, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe, The Huffington Post Black Voices and The Root. 

Nina Burleigh is an award-winning investigative journalist and the author of five books. She is National Politics Correspondent at Newsweek and has written for numerous publications.

Martin Sivak has written for newspapers and magazines throughout Latin America and co-hosted radio and television programs. He is the author of five non-fiction books, including, Jefazo. Retrato Intimo de Evo Morales, a Latin American best-seller.

Saumya Roy is the author of Castaway Mountain / Mountain Tales a narrative nonfiction book about the landfill of Mumbai and the waste pickers who live off it. The book, released in 2021, was among NPR, Washington Independent Review, Telegraph India and GQ India’s best books the year. It is being translated into simple and complex Chinese as well as Japanese. She is also a co-founder of Vandana Foundation, which supports the livelihoods of micro entrepreneurs and has taught at Mumbai University and the UC Berkeley School of Journalism. While at the Dora Maar House, she will be working on magazine articles related to climate change, pollution, and their impact on the most vulnerable people.