Garry Craig Powell lives and writes full-time in the Alto Minho in Portugal and speaks fluent Portuguese. His linked collection, Stoning the Devil was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and the Edge Hill Short Story Prize in 2013. It was acclaimed in the feminist press, especially by The Feminist Wire and Lipstick and Politics, and Naomi Shihab Nye said of it, “Stoning the Devil is a mesmerizing read. You will not find another book like this one . . . you will not be able to put it down.” George Singleton described it as “a masterful feat” and compared it to “the best Conrad, Kipling, Orwell, and Achebe.” Garry Craig Powell has two novels in the pipeline.