Contributors: Kirstin Valdez Quade

Kirstin Valdez Quade received a 5 Under 35 award from the National Book Foundation and a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award. Her work has appeared in the Best American Short Stories and the O. Henry Prize Stories. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow and Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, she teaches at the Uni­versity of Michigan. Her debut story collection, Night at the Fiestas, is due out this March from W. W. Norton & Company.