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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 TriQuarterlyAmerican Letters & CommentaryColumbia: A Journal of Literature and ArtThe 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.