Abby Frucht won the Iowa Short Fiction Prize for 1988 for her story collection Fruit of the Month, and has since published five novels including SNAP (Ticknor & Fields), LICORICE (Graywolf), ARE YOU MINE? (Grove), LIFE BEFORE DEATH (Scribner) and POLLY’S GHOST (Scribner.) Her newest novel, A WELL-MADE BED, which she wrote with memoirist, novelist, friend and colleague, Laurie Alberts, is her first collaborative work, and will be published in March, 2016. Abby has won two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and has been a member of the faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts for two decades. She lives in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and currently serves as one of a three judge panel for the Pen Faulkner Award in Fiction.