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. Her new novel, Buddhism for Western Children, is coming out from University of Iowa Press in fall 2018. 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, The Common, Prairie Schooner, Seneca Review, TheSouthern Review, Tin House Online, and WebConjunctions. She lives in Providence, RI.