Douglas Trevor is Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Michigan. He is currently serving as Director of the Helen Zell Writers' Program. Doug is the author, most recently, of the short story collection The Book of Wonders. His novel Girls I Know was the recipient of the 2013 Balcones Fiction Prize. His first short story collection, The Thin Tear in the Fabric of Space, won the 2005 Iowa Short Fiction Award and was a finalist for the 2006 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for first fiction. Doug is also the author of the academic monograph The Poetics of Melancholy in Early Modern England. Doug's short fiction has appeared most recently in Ploughshares Solos, The Iowa Review, The Notre Dame Review, The Minnesota Review, and New Letters. He has also had stories in The Paris Review, Glimmer Train, Epoch, Black Warrior Review, The New England Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, and more than a dozen other publications. His stories have been anthologized in—among other places—The O. Henry Prize Stories and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. He holds degrees from Princeton and Harvard.