J.A. Bernstein is the author of RACHEL'S TOMB, which won the 2016 Hackney Prize and 2015 Knut House Novel Prize and was a finalist for the James Jones Award. His stories and essays have appeared widely, including in Boston Review, Kenyon Review, Shenandoah, and Tampa Review, and garnered the Gunyon Prize from Crab Orchard Review. A Chicago-native, he is an assistant professor of English at the University of Minnesota Duluth and the fiction editor of Tikkun. His website is writingwar.com.