Bio

Nancy Zafris is the series editor for the Flannery O’Connor award for short fiction. Before that she was the fiction editor of The Kenyon Review for nine years. Her first collection of short stories, The People I Know won the Flannery O’Connor award as well as the Ohioiana Library Association award. Her two novels are the The Metal Shredders, a New York Times notable book, and Lucky Strike, a BookSense notable. She is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts grants and has taught at many universities, including Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic as a Fulbright Fellow. Each June she teaches at the Kenyon Review summer writer’s workshop, where she is also associate director.

Read interview with Nancy Zafris in The Journal Magazine.

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