About the Author

CORINNA VALLIANATOS’S story collection, My Escapee, won the 2011 AWP Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction, selected by Jhumpa Lahiri, and was published by the University of Massachusetts Press in October 2012.

Her stories have appeared in Tin House, McSweeney’s, A Public Space, Epoch, Gettysburg Review, Cincinnati Review, The Collagist, and elsewhere, and included as one of “100 Other Distinguished Stories of 2008” in the Best American Short Stories 2009 anthology. The recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, she teaches in the University of Tampa’s low-residency MFA program and lives in Claremont, CA with her husband and son.