Margaret Luongo is the author of two story collections—If the Heart is Lean and History of Art, both from LSU Press. Her stories, reviews, and creative nonfiction have appeared in Tin House, The Cincinnati Review, Granta, North American Review, Consequence Magazine, Fiction Southeast, Five Points, MicroLit Almanac, and the Pushcart Prize anthology, as well as other journals and anthologies. Recipient of the Walter E. Dakin Fellowship, a Hawthornden Fellowship, and an Ohio Arts Council grant, she teaches creative writing and contemporary fiction at Miami University in Ohio, where she lives with her husband, artist Billy Simms, and their feline companions.

In every story, Luongo’s expressive imagination reveals layers of emotion and intentions; even her most frustrating characters draw the reader’s empathy. Luongo is a fascinating storyteller; each piece has a gravity and life of its own.

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