Jill McCorkle (fiction) is the author of four story collections, all published by Algonquin Books: Crash Diet, Final Vinyl Days, Creatures of Habit, and Going Away Shoes, as well as six novels, all published by Algonquin: The Cheer Leader, July 7th, Tending to Virginia, Ferris Beach, and Carolina Moon, all cited by The New York Times as Notable Books, and Life After Life. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Ploughshares, Allure, Greensboro Review, The Southern Review, and AGNI. It has been anthologized in New Stories from the South, New Stories by Southern Women, Norton Anthology of Short Fiction, and Best American Short Stories 2002, 2004, and 2009. A recipient of the New England Book Award, the John Dos Passos Prize, and the North Carolina Award for Literature, McCorkle has taught creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tufts, Harvard, Brandeis, and North Carolina State University. A member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, McCorkle is currently on faculty in the Bennington College Writing Seminars.