Heather A. Slomski is the author of The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons
(University of Iowa Press), winner of the 2014 Iowa Short Fiction Award and a Finalist for the Minnesota Book Award in Novel & Short Story. She received her MFA from Western Michigan University and held the Axton Fellowship in Fiction at the University of Louisville. Her stories have appeared in TriQuarterly
, American Letters & Commentary
, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art
, The Normal School
, and elsewhere. A recipient of a Minnesota State Artist Initiative Grant and a Minnesota Emerging Writers' Grant, she currently lives in Minnesota with her husband and son and teaches writing at Concordia College.