Authoritative Voice (on The Drowning and Other Stories by Edward J. Delaney; The Baby Can Sing and Other Stories by Judith Slater; My Father, Dancing by Bliss Broyard; and Welding with Children by Tim Gautreaux)

Erin McGraw is the author of six books, most recently the novel Better Food for a Better World (Slant Books, 2013). Her stories and essays have appeared in The Georgia Review, The Atlantic, STORY, the Southern Review, Allure, and other magazines and journals. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, the poet Andrew Hudgins.