Bryan Hurt is the author of EVERYONE WANTS TO BE AMBASSADOR TO FRANCE (Red Hen, 2018), selected by Alissa Nutting as the winner of the 10th Annual Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction. He is the editor of WATCHLIST: 32 STORIES BY PERSONS OF INTEREST (OR Books/Catapult, 2016) and Midwest editor for Joyland Magazine. His short stories and essays have been published in The American Reader, Guernica, Kenyon Review Online, Los Angeles Review of Books, Tin House, TriQuarterly, and many others. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and named finalist for the Calvino Prize and Horatio Nelson Prize in Fiction. He's received fellowships from the Sewanee and Tin House Writers' Conferences. Bryan holds a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the university of Southern California. He lives in Columbus, Ohio and is an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Capital University.