John Biguenet has published nine books, including The Torturer’s Apprentice: Stories, Oyster: A Novel, The Rising Water Trilogy: Plays, and most recently Silence. His work has appeared in such magazines as The Atlantic, Esquire, Granta, Guernica, Image, The New Republic, Playboy, The Southern Review, Spolia, Storie, The Sun, Tin House and Zoetrope. The winner of an O. Henry Award for short fiction, he's had six plays widely produced, most recently Broomstick, written entirely in rhyme. His stories have been reprinted or cited in The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, The Best of the Best, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, and various other anthologies in the U.S. and abroad. Past president of the American Literary Translators Association and a former New York Times guest columnist, he's served as writer-in-residence at various universities. More info at http://www.biguenet.com.