Anne Calcagno’s first novel, Love Like a Dog, set in Chicago, won a 1st place award from the “New Generation Indie Awards,” the Bronze from the 15th Annual Independent Book Publisher Awards, and an Honorable Mention from the San Francisco Book Festival. She is at work on a second novel, Struck By Dina, about the Italian colonization of East Africa. For stories in her collection Pray For Yourself, Anne Calcagno won the San Francisco Foundation Phelan Award, an NEA Fellowship, and two IAC Artists Fellowships. Her fiction has appeared in Triquarterly, Epoch, Denver Quarterly, the North American Review & other publications. She is editor of Travelers Tales: Italy, which won Foreword’s Silver Medal for Best Travel Book of the Year. Her travel features have been published in the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post and other publications. She teaches at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.