Mark Slouka is the internationally recognized author of six books. Both his fiction and nonfiction have been translated into 16 languages. His stories have twice been selected for inclusion in Best American Short Stories, and his essays have appeared three times for Best American Essays. His stories "Crossing" and "The Hare's Mask" have also been selected for the PEN/O.Henry Prize Stories. In 2008, he was a finalist for the British Book Award for his novel THE VISIBLE WORLD, and his 2011 collection of essays, ESSAYS FROM THE NICK OF TIME, received the PEN/Diamonstein-Speilvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. A contributing editor to Harpers Magazine since 2001, his work also appears in Ploughshares, Orion Magazine, Bomb, The Paris Review, Agni and Granta. A Guggenheim and NEA fellowship recipient, he has taught literature and writing at Harvard, Columbia, and The University of Chicago. His new memoir, NOBODY'S SON, is now available. He lives with his family in Brewster, NY.