Eileen Favorite‘s first novel, The Heroines (Scribner, 2008), was named a Best Debut Novel by The Rocky Mountain News, and has been translated into Finnish, Italian, Russian and Korean. She’s twice received Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowships (prose in 2001; poetry in 2005). Her work has appeared in many publications, including TriQuarterly, Folio, the Chicago Reader, Poetry East and Diagram. She teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and at the Graham School of Continuing Studies at the University of Chicago. She lives in Chicago with her husband and two daughters.