JESS ROW is the author of two collections of short stories, The Train to Lo Wu and Nobody Ever Gets Lost, as well as a chapbook, The True Catastrophe. His fiction has appeared in The Atlantic, Granta, Ploughshares, American Short Fiction, Witness, Harvard Review, Conjunctions, Boston Review, and three times in The Best American Short Stories. He has received a Whiting Writers Award, an NEA fellowship in fiction, a PEN/O. Henry Award, and two Pushcart Prizes; in 2007 he was named one of Granta’s “Best Young American Novelists.” He has written literary nonfiction and criticism for Slate, The New York Times Book Review, The New Republic, Threepenny Review, Kyoto Journal, and Drunken Boat. He received his MFA from the University of Michigan, and is now an associate professor of English at the College of New Jersey.