Peter Carey is one of only five writers in the world to have won the Booker Prize twice and has been the director of the program since 2003. He will be retiring at the end of 2021.
ZZ Packer is the celebrated author of Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, a Pen Faulkner finalist and as New York Times Notable Books. Admired by fellow writers for her short stories, she is currently working on a novel The Thousands.
Adam Haslett is a two-time Pulitzer finalist for You Are Not a Stranger Here and Imagine Me Gone, which also won the LA Times Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Sigrid Nunez is the winner of the 2018 National Book Award for Fiction for her seventh novel, The Friend. She has also won a Whiting Award, the Rome Prize, and the Berlin Prize. She will begin teaching in Spring 2022.
One of these people will also be your thesis advisor, which means you would work with him or her intensely one-on-one for a whole semester during your final year.