Joseph Scapellato is the author of the novel The Made-Up Man (2019) and the story collection Big Lonesome (2017). He was born in the suburbs of Chicago and earned his MFA in Fiction at New Mexico State University. His work appears in Kenyon Review Online, Gulf Coast, Post Road, and other places, and has been anthologized in 40 Stories, Gigantic Worlds: Science Flash Fiction, and The Best Innovative Writing. Joseph is an assistant professor in the creative writing program at Bucknell University and lives in Lewisburg, PA, with his wife, daughter, and dog. He’s been teaching classes at StoryStudio Chicago since 2015.