Marie-Helene Bertino is the author of the novel 2 A.M. AT THE CAT’S PAJAMAS and the story collection SAFE AS HOUSES. Awards include the O. Henry Prize, The Pushcart Prize, and The Iowa Award for Short Fiction. She teaches at NYU and in the low-residency MFA program at the Institute for American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, and is an Editor at Large for Catapult. In Fall 2017 she will be the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Fellow in Cork, Ireland. For more information, please visit: www.mariehelenebertino.com.