Lydia Conklin is a 2018-2019 Creative & Performing Arts Fulbright Scholar in Poland. She has received a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award, two Pushcart Prizes, work-study and tuition scholarships from Bread Loaf, and fellowships from MacDowell, Yaddo, Djerassi, Hedgebrook, the James Merrill House, the Vermont Studio Center, VCCA, Millay, Jentel, Lighthouse Works, Brush Creek, the Santa Fe Art Institute, Caldera, the Sitka Center, and Harvard University, among others, and grants and awards from the Astraea Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Alliance of Artists Communities, and the Council for Wisconsin Writers. She was the 2015-2017 Creative Writing Fellow in fiction at Emory. Her fiction has appeared in a compilation of the best of the last twenty-five years of the Pushcart Prize and in Tin House, The Southern Review, The Gettysburg Review, Narrative Magazine and elsewhere. She has drawn graphic fiction for Lenny Letter, Drunken Boat, The Florida Review, and the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago. She holds an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.