Steven Polansky was born in Queens, educated at Wesleyan, Hollins, and Princeton, and taught at Princeton, St. Olaf College, Macalester, and the University of Minnesota. His short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Glimmer Train, Best American Stories, New England Review, and Minnesota Monthly. His collection of stories, Dating Miss Universe, won the Sandstone Prize for Fiction, and the 2000 Minnesota Book Award. His novel, The Bradbury Report, was published in 2010 by Weinstein Books. In a recent New Yorker Fiction Podcast, his story, “Leg” was read and discussed by novelist David Gilbert, and New Yorker Fiction Editor, Deborah Treisman. His story “Obsequies,” is forthcoming in Glimmer Train.