Christine Schutt is the author of two short story collections: Nightwork, and A Day, a Night, Another Day, Summer. Her first novel, Florida, was a National Book Award finalist; her second novel, All Souls, a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize. A third novel, Prosperous Friends, was noted in The New Yorker as one of the best books of 2012. Her fiction has appeared in such publications as Harper’s, NOON, The Kenyon Review, and The Oxford American; her stories have been anthologized in The Vintage Book of New American Short Stories, The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories, and elsewhere. Among other honors, Schutt has twice won the O.Henry Short Story Prize. She is the recipient of the New York Foundation of the Arts and Guggenheim Fellowships. Schutt has been a writer-in-residence at the University of California-Irvine, Richmond University, Syracuse, Hollins, and Washington University. She has so taught in writing programs at Columbia, Sarah Lawrence, Bennington, and Barnard. Schutt lives in New York.