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… is the author of How to Walk on Water and Other Stories, winner of the New American Press Fiction Prize and a New York Times Book Review “New & Noteworthy Selection.” She’s also been awarded a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award and named one of 30 Writers to Watch by the Guild Literary Complex. Her writing has appeared in The Missouri Review, VICE, Kenyon Review, Agni, American Short Fiction, and elsewhere. She lives in Chicago and teaches in Cornell College’s low-residency MFA program.
… is the author of the story collection Adult Teeth. He is a winner of the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award, and his stories have appeared in The Carolina Quarterly, The Florida Review, Sonora Review, Hobart, Third Coast and others. He holds an MFA from Northwestern University and teaches creative writing at The Chicago High School for the Arts. He lives in Evanston with his wife and daughter.
… is a fiction writer and educator. She holds an MFA in Fiction from Rutgers University-Newark, and her stories have appeared in Cosmonauts Avenue, Epiphany, wildness, and Kweli. She is currently working on a novel in stories that explores the effect of a double migration, the loss of home, and the stigma of mental illness on a multi-generational family. She lives in Chicago.
… is a writer from New Jersey. She holds an MFA from the University of Miami, where she was a Michener fellow. Stories from her in-progress collection, The Most Anonymous State, have been published by Triangle House Review, Hobart, Chicago Quarterly Review, and The Florida Review, and her work has received honors from Glimmer Train, Southampton Writers Conference, and the Miami Book Fair. Her non-fiction has been published in New York Magazine, VICE, and others. She is the former production editor for The Miami Rail and current social media editor at the Chicago Review of Books. She lives in Chicago.
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