Caitlin Horrocks lives in Michigan, by way of Ohio, Arizona, England, Finland, and the Czech Republic. Her stories and essays have appeared in ThePEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2009, The Paris Review, Tin House, The Southern Review, The Gettysburg Review, Epoch, and other journals. Her work has been short-listed inBest American Short Storiesand has won awards from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers' Conferences andThe Atlantic Monthly. She was formerly the 2006-2007 Theresa A. Wilhoit Fellow at Arizona State University and the prose editor ofHayden’s Ferry Review. Things she loves that have shown up in her fiction: reality television, zoos, otters, snow, sleep. Things that haven’t (yet): bread, koalas, hockey, West Michigan beer, and Bananagrams. Currently, she is an assistant professor of writing at Grand Valley State University and lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.