Jessi Stevens’s debut novel, The Exhibition of Persephone Q., is due out from Farrar, Straus, & Giroux in 2019. Her short stories and essays appear in The Paris Review, Tin House, The Los Angeles Review of Books, BOMB Magazine, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Her fiction has received nominations for the PEN/J Dau Short Story Prize and the Henfield Prize, as well as support from the Vermont Studio Center and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. She received her BA in Mathematics from Middlebury College and her MFA in Fiction from Columbia University. She lives in New York.