Alan Heathcock’s debut collection of stories, VOLT (Graywolf Press), was a Best Book 2011 selection from numerous newspapers and magazines including GQ, Publishers Weekly, Salon, and the Chicago Tribune, and was named as a New York Times Editors’ Choice. His stories have also won the National Magazine Award in fiction and have been selected for inclusion in The Best American Mystery Stories anthology. In 2012 he received a Whiting Writers’ Award. Heathcock has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and is currently a Literature Fellow for the state of Idaho. A native of Chicago, he teaches fiction writing at Boise State University.