Porter Shreve is coeditor of a series of anthologies published by Beacon Press: Outside the Law: Narratives on Justice in America (1997); How We Want to Live: Narratives on Progress (1998); and the forthcomingTales Out of School: Contemporary Writers on Their Student Years(August 2000). Shreve was born in Washington, D.C., in 1966. His education included two years at the University of Missouri Journalism School in Columbia, Missouri. A former journalist and a graduate of the M.F.A. program at the University of Michigan—where he won a Meijer Fellowship in Creative Writing and Hopwood awards in the novel and short story—Shreve now lives and teaches in Ann Arbor. He is at work on a second novel.