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 novels include SAUDADE, a Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers selection, and MARIANA, in six languages and selected by the Library of Congress as one of the Top Thirty International Books of 1998. Her collections 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, and 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 and was on the six-person Presidential Delegation sent to Expo 98/World’s Fair in Lisbon.