ELIZABETH EVANS is the author of five books of fiction. Her two short story collections are Suicide’s Girlfriend (Harper Collins) and Locomotion (New Rivers). Her three novels are The Blue Hour (Algonquin), Rowing in Eden (HarperCollins), and Carter Clay (HarperCollins). A fourth novel, As Good As Dead, is forthcoming from Bloomsbury. In 2010, Evans received the Iowa Author Award. Other distinctions include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the James Michener Fellowship, a Lila Wallace Award, the Four Corners Award, and selection of Carter Clay by the Los Angeles Times’ Best Books of 1999. Evans has been a fellow at MacDowell Colony, Yaddo Foundation, the International Retreat for Writers at Hawthornden Castle, Centrum Foundation, and Ucross Foundation. She became a full professor at the U of A in 1992. In addition to her work at the U of A, she is a frequent guest author at Queens University’s Low-Residence MFA Program in Creative Writing.