Danielle Evans is the author of the story collections The Office of Historical Corrections and Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self. Her first collection won the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, the Hurston/Wright award for fiction, and the Paterson Prize for fiction; her second won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize and was a finalist for the Aspen Prize, the Story Prize, the Chautauqua Prize, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for fiction. She has also been awarded the New Literary Project Oates Prize and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and selected as one of the National Book Foundation’s annual “5 under 35” honorees. Her stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies including The Best American Short Stories. Evans is an associate professor in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University.