Lydia Conklin is a 2019-2021 Stegner Fellow in Fiction at Stanford University who has received a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award, a grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation, two Pushcart Prizes, a Creative & Performing Arts Fulbright to Poland, 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. They were the 2015-2017 Creative Writing Fellow in fiction at Emory University. Their fiction has appeared in a compilation of the best of the last twenty-five years of the Pushcart Prize and in Tin House, American Short Fiction, The Southern Review, The Gettysburg Review, and elsewhere. They have drawn graphic fiction for Lenny Letter, Drunken Boat, The Florida Review, and the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago and cartoons for The New Yorker and Narrative Magazine. They hold an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.