Marilyn Moriarty lives in Roanoke, Virginia, where she teaches English literature at Hollins University. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Irvine, and her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Florida. Book publications include Moses Unchained, which won the A.W.P. prize in Creative Nonfiction and Writing Science through Critical Thinking, a textbook. She has also edited and introduced a book on postmodern architecture. Her fiction and nonfiction have been published in The Antioch Review, The Antioch Review Blog, The Kenyon Review, Mondo Greco, Nimrod, Quarterly West and other literary journals and anthologies. She has previously won the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for fiction, the University of Utah Novella Prize, and the Peregrine Prize for fiction. Her memoir was a finalist for the 2006 A.W.P. prize in creative nonfiction, and her novel-in-progress, The Book of Rivers and Cities, was also a finalist in this year’s Faulkner-Wisdom writing contest.