Ann Pancake’s most recent book is Me and My Daddy Listen to Bob Marley (Counterpoint 2015). Her first novel, Strange As This Weather Has Been (Counterpoint), was one of Kirkus Review’s Top Ten Fiction Books of the year, won the 2007 Weatherford Prize, and was a finalist for the 2008 Orion Book Award and the 2008 Washington State Book Award. Her collection of short stories, Given Ground (University Press of New England) won theBakeless award, and she has also received a Whiting Award, an NEA grant, and a Pushcart Prize. In 2016, she was the first recipient of the Barry Lopez Visiting Writer in Ethics and the Community Fellowship. Fiction and essays have appeared in journals and anthologies like Orion, The Georgia Review, Poets and Writers, and New Stories from the South, the Year’s Best. She earned her BA from West Virginia University and her PHD from the University of Washington, and she teaches in the MFA program at Pacific Lutheran University. Photo credit: Kelly O.