Katherine Vaz has been a Briggs-Copeland Fellow in Fiction at Harvard University and Fellow of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She’s the author of two novels, Saudade (a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection), and Mariana, published in six languages and picked by the Library of Congress as one of the Top 30 International Books of 1998. Her collection Fado and Other Stories won a Drue Heinz Literature Prize and Our Lady of the Artichokes and Other Portuguese-American Stories (Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction) won a Prairie Schooner Award. Her upcoming collection The Love Life of an Assistant Animator & Other Stories is forthcoming in 2017 from Tailwinds Press. Her children’s stories have appeared in anthologies by Viking, Penguin, and Simon and Schuster, and her short fiction has appeared in many magazines. She won a New York Film Academy and Writers Store national contest for a screenplay idea based on one of her stories. She lives in New York City with her husband, Christopher Cerf, an Emmy- and Grammy-winning TV producer, composer, editor, and author.