David Samuel Levinson is the author of the forthcoming novel, Antonia Lively Breaks The Silence (Algonquin Books, 2010), as well as the story collection, Most Of Us Are Here Against Our Will (Viking UK, April 2005). He is a 2008 Pushcart Prize nominee and finalist (The Brooklyn Review; “Blue Is Just A Color”); has won an award for his fiction in The Atlantic Monthly; was a Chapter One winner—a prize offered by the Bronx Writers’ Center—and a top finalist in the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner-Wisdom Society Competition. He received the New York Times Residency for a Writer Fellowship from the Corporation of Yaddo, as well as fellowships from Ledig House, Pouch Cove, the Santa Fe Arts Institute and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. His stories and poems have appeared in RE:AL, storySouth, The James White Review, The New Penguin Book of Short Stories, The Brooklyn Review, Prairie Schooner and are forthcoming in The Toronto Quarterly, Between Men 2: An Anthology and West Branch among others. He has taught creative writing at UT-Austin, NYU and GWU and is the 2008-2009 Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College.