Issue 325 | Contributors | The Sun Magazine


January 2003


Barbara Ehrenreich is a political essayist, social critic, and author or co-author of twelve books, including For Her Own Good: 150 Years of the Experts’ Advice to Women (Anchor) and Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passions of War (Henry Holt). She has written for Ms., Harper’s, the Nation, the Progressive, the New Republic, Atlantic Monthly, and the New York Times Magazine. She lives and writes near Key West, Florida.


Robert Graham is art director of The Sun.


Frances Lefkowitz is the author of two books, Marilyn Monroe and David Letterman, both part of Chelsea House Publishers’ acclaimed Pop Culture Legends series. Her memoir in this issue is part of a book-in-progress about growing up poor, white, and female in the San Francisco of the 1960s and ’70s. She currently lives in coastal Maine and recently left her job as senior editor for Body & Soul magazine to concentrate on writing her book and pursuing her hobbies, which include surfing and perfecting her Spanish.


Lee Martin is the author of a novel, Quakertown (Dutton); a memoir, From Our House (Dutton); and a story collection, The Least You Need to Know (Sarabande). His collection of essays, Turning Bones, is forthcoming from the University of Nebraska Press. He teaches in the creative writing program at Ohio State University.


Josip Novakovich emigrated from Croatia at the age of twenty and currently teaches fiction writing at Penn State. Last year he was a writing fellow of the New York Public Library. He has a new collection of essays, Plum Brandy: A Croatian Journey, coming out this month from White Wine Press.


Jamie Passaro lives and writes in Eugene, Oregon, where she works for the Pacific Northwest Bookselling Association and shares a house with her best friend, Bob, and two wild-eyed mutts. She is the same age as The Sun.


Sy Safransky is editor of The Sun.


Teresa Starr was born and raised in Kentucky and currently lives in New York, where she sings with her husband, Mark Alexander, in their music group the Echoes. She has published poetry in North American Review, Cider Press Review, Flint Hills Review, Poet Lore and Ploughshares.


Anthony Varallo’s stories have appeared in Shenandoah, Crazyhorse, Black Warrior Review, Mid-American Review, and Mississippi Review. The recipient of a 2002 NEA Fellowship, he lives in Columbia, Missouri.


On The Cover

Link Nicoll is a freelance photographer based in Alexandria, Virginia. She took this month’s cover photograph at a tiny neighborhood grill in the heart of Washington, DC. A fifty-year-old landmark, the Florida Avenue Grill specializes in ribs, fresh collards, pigs’ feet, and other Southern recipes.


Sy Safransky

Assistant Editor 
Andrew Snee

Art Director
Robert Graham

Manuscript Editor
Colleen Donfield

Editorial & Photo

Rachel J. Elliott

Editorial Assistant
Erica Berkeley

Seth Mirsky

Manuscript Reader
Gillian Kendall

Business Manager
Becky Gee

Circulation DIRECTOR
Krista Bremer

office assistant
Angela Winter

Administrative Assistant
Erika Simon

Circulation Consultant
Ilona Page

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