Ramona Ausubel grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is the author of two collections of short stories, Awayland, and A Guide to Being Born, which was a New York Times Notable Book, as well as two novels,Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty, which was a San Francisco Chronicle and NPR Best Book of the Year and aPeople magazine Book of the Week, and No One is Here Except All of Us. Winner of the Pen Center USA Literary Award for Fiction and the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award, she has also been a finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, and long-listed for the Frank O’Connor International Story Award and the International Impac Dublin Literary Award. Her work has appeared inThe New Yorker, Tin House, the New York Times, NPR’sSelected Shorts, One Story, Electric Literature, Ploughshares, The Oxford American, and collected inThe Best American Fantasy and online in The Paris Review. She has been a finalist for the Pushcart Prize and a Fellow at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Ausubel has taught in the Low-Residency MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts, has been a Visiting Professor at Colorado College, and is currently on the faculty at Colorado State University.