Maile Chapman is the author of the novel, Your Presence Is Requested at Suvanto, short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award and a finalist for the PEN Center USA literary award in fiction. Her stories have appeared in A Public Space, Best American Fantasy Writing, Dublin Review, Boston Review, and GRANTA Online, and elsewhere. She received her MFA in fiction from Syracuse University and her Ph.D. in English from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She has been a fellow at the New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, as well as a Fulbright Grantee to Finland. She was also the Las Vegas facilitator for Literature and Medicine, organized by the Nevada Humanities Council and supported by the Maine Humanities Council.