Rikki Ducornet is the author of eight novels, three collections of short fiction, a book of essays, and five books of poetry. She has received the Bard College Arts and Letters Award, an Academy Award in Literature, a Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, and was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Ducornet is also a visual artist who exhibits internationally. She has illustrated books by Jorge Luis Borges, Robert Coover, Forrest Gander, Kate Bernheimer, and Anne Waldman, among others. Her collected papers including prints and drawings are in the permanent collection of the Ohio State University Rare Books and Manuscripts Library. She lives in Port Townsend, WA.