Jack Livings is author of two books. His novel, The Blizzard Party, was named a best book of the year by Kirkus Review and was longlisted for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Prize. His short story collection, The Dog, was awarded the PEN / Robert W. Bingham Prize, the Rome Prize for Literature, and was named a Best Book of the Year by the Times Literary Supplement. His short fiction has appeared in A Public SpaceThe Paris ReviewTin House, and Best American Short Stories, among other places, and has been awarded two Pushcart Prizes. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford and a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he lives in New York with his family.