Josip Novakovich moved from Croatia to the U.S. at the age of twenty. He has published a novel, April Fool’s Day, three story collections (Infidelities: Stories of War and Lust, Yolk, and Salvation and Other Disasters) and two collections of narrative essays. His work has been anthologized in The Best American Poetry, the Pushcart Prize collection, and O. Henry Prize Stories. He has received the Whiting Writer’s Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, the Ingram Merrill Award, and an American Book Award, and has been a writing fellow of the New York Public Library. He teaches in the MFA Program at Penn State University.