Kirstin Allio is the author of a short-story collection, Clothed Female Figure (Dzanc), and a novel, Garner, (Coffee House), a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize for First Fiction. Honors include the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Award, a PEN/O. Henry Prize, and fellowships from Brown University’s Howard Foundation and the MacDowell Colony. Her fiction, essays, and poems appear most recently in AGNI, Bennington Review, The Common, Fence, Guernica, and The Paris Review. She lives in Providence, RI.