Clare Beams’ story collection, We Show What We Have Learned, was a Kirkus Best Debut of 2016; was longlisted for the Story Prize; and was a finalist for the PEN/Bingham Prize, the NYPL’s Young Lions Fiction Award, and the Shirley Jackson Award. Her fiction appears in One Story, Electric Literature, Best American Nonrequired Reading, Ecotone, and elsewhere, and has received special mention in Best American Short Stories. She has received fellowships from the NEA and the Sewanee and Bread Loaf Writers' Conferences. Her debut novel is forthcoming from Doubleday in 2020. She lives in Pittsburgh.