Katherine Vaz was a Briggs-Copeland Fellow in Fiction at Harvard University (2003-09) and a Fellow of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study (2006-7) as well as a Harman Fellow at Baruch College in New York. Her collection Fado & Other Stories won the Drue Heinz Literature Prize and Our Lady of the Artichokes won a Prairie Schooner Book Award. Her third collection, The Love Life of an Assistant Animator, was published in April, 2017. Her novels include Saudade, a Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers selection, and Mariana, translated into six languages and selected by the Library of Congress as one of the Top Thirty International Books of 1998. A novella, Living in a House on Fire, is due from TOR in 2018. Her novel The Portuguese Night Blessing, a twelve-year project, has been recently completed. Vaz has published numerous stories in magazines and children’s stories in anthologies. She’s a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.