Stephen Narain was raised in the Bahamas and holds Guyanese and American passports. In 2012, he was selected by Trinidad and Tobago’s Bocas Lit Fest as one of the Caribbean’s emerging literary voices. His stories and essays have appeared in the Caribbean Review of Books and Small Axe: A Platform for Caribbean Criticism. A graduate of Harvard University, he earned an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he won a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. Stephen currently lives in Iowa City, where he teaches creative writing at the University of Iowa. He is at work on his first novel.