Steve Almond just released his third story collection, God Bless America. Among the stories, which Junot Díaz says are, “without equal in their beautiful, terrible honesty,” a couple are included in Best American and Pushcart Prize anthologies.
Jennifer Bowen Hicks teaches with the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop. Her work appears or is forthcoming in The Iowa Review, North American Review, Defunct, and other journals. She's a recipient of the Arts & Letters/Susan Atefat Prize in Creative Nonfiction, a Pushcart Prize nomination, and a 2012 Loft Mentor Series Award in Creative Nonfiction.