Ed Falco is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, short stories, and poetry. His work has been published in the Atlantic Monthly, Playboy, and TriQuarterly. He won the Richard Sullivan Prize in 1995 for Acid and has received many other awards and fellowships, including an NEA Fellowship in fiction, the Emily Clark Balch Prize for Short Fiction, and the Mishima Prize. As a playwright, he has won the Hampden-Sydner Playwriting Award and has worked with artists and actors from around the world. Falco lives in Blacksburg, Virginia, where he is the director of Virginia Tech's MFA program.