Catherine Lacey is the author of The Answers and Nobody Is Ever Missing. She has won a Whiting Award, was a finalist for the NYPL’s Young Lions Fiction Award, and was named one of Granta Magazine’s Best Young American Novelists. Her work has been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch & German. With Forsyth Harmon, she co-authored a nonfiction book, The Art of the Affair. Her first short story collection, Certain American States, is forthcoming from Farrar Straus & Giroux. Based in Chicago, she is the 2017-2018 Grisham Writer in Residence at the University of Mississippi. She’ll be appearing at Word of South with the saxophonist Darius Jones.