Eugene Cross is the author of the short story collection Fires of Our Choosing, which was long-listed for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. His stories have appeared in Narrative magazine, which named him one of “20 Best New Writers” and selected his story “Harvesters” as a “Top Five Story of 2009-10; American Short Fiction; StoryQuarterly; TriQuarterly and Callaloo, among other publications. His work was also listed among Best American Short Stories’ 2010’s 100 Distinguished Stories. He is the recipient of scholarships from the Chautauqua Writers’ Festival and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, as well as a fellowship from the 2012 Sewanee Writers’ Conference. He is the winner of the 2009 Dzanc Prize for Excellence in Literary Fiction and Community Service. He currently lives in Chicago, where he teaches in the fiction department at Columbia College.