Marjorie Celona received her M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was an Iowa Arts Fellow and recipient of the Ailene Barger Barnes Prize. Her stories have appeared in The Best American Nonrequired Reading, Glimmer Train, and theHarvard Review. Her debut novel, Y, was nominated for the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize and Amazon.ca First Novel Award. Born and raised on Vancouver Island, she lives in Cincinnati.