Stuart Dybek is author of the fiction Childhood and Other Neighborhoods, The Coast of Chicago, I Sailed with Magellan, and the poetry collections Brass Knuckles and Streets in their Own Ink. His work frequently appears in the New Yorker, Harpers, the Atlantic, Tin House, Granta, Ploughshares, Poetry, and the Paris Review. In 2007, Dybek captured a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant and the Rea Award for the Short Story. He has also received the PEN/Bernard Malamud Prize for "distinguished achievement in the short story," a Lannan Award, the Academy Institute Award in Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writer's Award, two NEA fellowships, and four O'Henry Prizes. His work has appeared in Best American Poetry and Best American Fiction. Dybek is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at Northwestern University. His story collections, Ecstatic Cahoots and Paper Lantern, will be released in June 2014.