Billy Lombardo is the author of The Man with Two Arms, How to Hold a Woman, The Logic of a Rose: Chicago Stories and Meanwhile, Roxy Mourns. His forthcoming YA novel, The Day of the Palindrome, will be published by Razorbill in 2013. Billy is the 2011 recipient of the Nelson Algren Award for the Short Story. He is the founder and managing editor of Polyphony H.S., a student-run international literary magazine for high school writers and editors. He teaches at the Latin School of Chicago.