Catherine Lacey is the author of the novels Nobody Is Ever Missing and The Answers, as well as the short story collection Certain American States. She was awarded a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship and a 2016 Whiting Award and has recently published fiction in The New Yorker and Harper’s. Her books have been translated into several languages. She has earned an artist fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, residencies at the Omi International Arts Center, and was nominated for the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award. With Forsyth Harmon, she co-authored The Art of the Affair, an illustrated guide to love and hate between dozens of twentieth century artists. Lacey was born in Mississippi and is currently a professor at the University of Chicago. Her third novel, Pew, is forthcoming in 2020 from Farrar, Straus & Giroux.