Robert Schirmer’s story collection Living with Strangers won the Bobst Award for Emerging Writers and was published by NYU Press. His stories have been anthologized in Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, the Pushcart Prize series, and The Best of Witness. His work has also been published or is forthcoming in Glimmer Train, Sewanee Review, New England Review, Epoch, Fiction, Witness, and Confrontation. He was the recipient of a fellowship from the Chesterfield Writers’ Film Project. One of his screenplays was optioned by Amblin Entertainment/Warner Brothers. Recently he became the co-editor of Outpost19, a digital literary press.