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Since 2018, the Cut has published a monthly work of fiction, by writers including Samantha Hunt, Alice Sola Kim, Téa Obreht, and Jacqueline Woodson.
ACTORS & ARTISTS
Katja Blichfeld is the co-creator of High Maintenance, which premiered its fourth season on HBO earlier this year. She is also a WGA award-winning writer and a director on the series. Previously, she was an Emmy-winning casting director for 30 Rock and cast numerous pilots with NBC’s East Coast Casting Department.
Justine Lupe started her career in Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha and in David Chase’s Not Fade Away. She then went on to star onstage in the Philip Seymour Hoffman-directed drama A Family for All Occasions at the Bank Street Theater. Recent work includes Succession, Mr. Mercedes, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Sneaky Pete, and Snowfall. She was also featured on Younger and appeared as a series regular on Cristela. She recently wrote and directed her first short film, South of Bix, which premiered at the Palm Springs Short Fest. Lupe is a Juilliard graduate.
Cynthia Nixon made her film debut in Little Darlings at 12 years old and her Broadway debut at 14 in The Philadelphia Story. Since then she’s appeared in more than 40 plays, scores of films and television shows, and received 2 Emmys, 2 Tonys, and a Grammy Award. She is best known for her role as Miranda on HBO’s Sex and the City. In 2017, Nixon alternated the roles of Regina and Birdie with Laura Linney in Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes on Broadway, winning her 2nd Tony Award. She also appeared on numerous "best actress of 2018" lists for her portrayal of American poet Emily Dickinson in Terrence Davies' much-lauded film A Quiet Passion. Also in 2018 she ran for Governor of New York state. She will be seen next in Ryan Murphy’s new Netflix series Ratched opposite Sarah Paulson and Julian Fellowes’ The Gilded Age. Nixon spends a good portion of her off-time fighting for funding for New York public schools, abortion rights, and LGBT equality. She and her wife, Christine, have 3 children: Sam, Charlie, and Max.
Shelly Oria is the author of the short story collection New York 1, Tel Aviv 0 and the editor of the anthology Indelible in the Hippocampus. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, McSweeney’s, Quarterly West, cream city review, and FiveChapters, among other publications. Oria’s work has been honored with the Indiana Review Fiction Prize, a Sozopol Fiction Seminars Fellowship in Bulgaria, the LMCC Workspace Grant, and three MacDowell Fellowships.
Parker Posey has appeared in many independent films, including Broken English, Price Check, Party Girl, The House of Yes, Fay Grimm, Clockwatchers, and Columbus. Most people know her from Christopher Guest movies such as Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show. She’s done a few Hollywood movies like Superman Returns, Blade: Trinity, and Josie and the Pussycats. Her first book, You’re on an Airplane, became a national bestseller. Currently, you can see her in the reboot of Lost in Space on Netflix and hear her on Dick Wolf’s podcast Hunted. Posey is very excited to appear in the forthcoming film The Matrix 4.
Curtis Sittenfeld is the author of the short story collection You Think It, I’ll Say It, which was picked for Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club, and six novels: Prep, The Man of My Dreams, American Wife, Sisterland, Eligible, and most recently, Rodham. Sittenfeld’s writing, fiction and nonfiction, has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Esquire, The Atlantic, Slate, Vanity Fair, Salon, and Time, among other publications. Her short story “Creative Differences” was published in The Cut in February 2019.
Xuan Juliana Wang is the author of the short story collection Home Remedies, winner of the John C. Zacharis First Book Award. Home Remedies was longlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize and named one of the Best Books of the Season by Elle, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Beast, and the New York Observer. Her writing has been featured in The Cut, Ploughshares, Gigantic Mag, Narrative Magazine, and The Atlantic, among other publications. Wang teaches creative writing at UCLA.