S.L. Wisenberg is the author of The Sweetheart Is In, stories; Holocaust Girls, essays: and The Adventures of Cancer Bitch,a nonfiction chronicle. She is working on a personal encyclopedia of the South, and was a visiting professor at the University of Alabama in spring 2013. In Chicago, she directs the MA/MFA in Creative Writing Program at Northwestern University. She has received fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Illinois Arts Council and Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.