Sylvia D. Torti is the author of The Scorpion’s Tail, a Miguel Marmol Award winner. She hold’s a Ph.D. in biology and is Research Assistant Professor in biology, as well as current Dean of the Honors College at the University of Utah. She completed a BA degree at Earlham College. Born and raised in Ohio to Argentine parents, she has traveled and studied extensively and is fluent in English and Spanish. She is the past president of Writer’s at Work, and lives and writes in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Julia Glass is the author of Three Junes, winner of the 2002 National Book Award for Fiction; The Whole World Over; and I See You Everywhere, winner of the 2009 Binghamton University John Gardner Book Award. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She lives in Massachusetts.
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from the book: The Bigness of the World.
Lori Ostlund is the 2009 Winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction for her collection of short stories, The Bigness of the World. She lives in San Franscisco. She is originally from Minnesota and has taught in Spain, Malaysia, and New Mexico. Her work has appeared in the Georgia Review, Kenyon Review, New England Review and Hobart.
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Although she was born in Boston and grew up in the East, Lydia Peelle now lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Her fiction has appeared in Granta, One Story, Orion, Epoch, The Sun, and Best New American Voices. She is the recipient of an O. Henry Prize and two Pushcart Prizes. Her MFA degree is from the University of Virginia.
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from the book: Black Elvis.
Geoffrey Becker was born in Boston, grew up in Princeton, NJ, and presently lives in Baltimore, MD. He has published a previous collection of short stories, Dangerous Men, and the novel Bluestown. His collection Black Elvis won The Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and the title story was chosen for inclusion in The Best American Short Stories 2000. He teaches writing at Towson University where he is an associate professor of English.
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from the book: The Theory of Light and Matter..
Andrew Porter teaches writing at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He is a graduate of the Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop and a winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. He is also the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and a James Michener/Copernicus Fellowship.