Nancy Zafris

Nancy Zafris is the series editor for the Flannery O'Connor award for short fiction. Before that, she was the fiction editor of the Kenyon Review for nine years. Her first collection of short stories, The People I Know, won the Flannery O'Connor Award as well as the Ohioana Library Association Award. In April of 2013, she released The Home Jar, a critically acclaimed short story collection. Her two novels are The Metal Shredders, a New York Times Notable Book, and Lucky Strike, a BookSense Notable. She is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts grants and has taught at many universities, including Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, as a Fulbright Fellow. Each June she teaches at the Kenyon Review Adult Summer Workshop, where she is also associate director. She lives in Columbus, Ohio.