Ron MacLean is author of the story collection Why the Long Face? and the novel Blue Winnetka Skies. His fiction has appeared in GQ, Greensboro Review, Fiction International, Night Train, Other Voices, and many more publications. He is a recipient of the Frederick Exley Award for Short Fiction and a multiple Pushcart Prize nominee. He holds a Doctor of Arts from the University at Albany, SUNY, and is a former executive director at Grub Street, Boston’s independent creative writing center, where he still teaches.