Kristen Arnett is the New York Times best-selling author of the debut novel Mostly Dead Things (Tin House, 2019). She is a queer fiction and essay writer. She was awarded Ninth Letter’s Literary Award in Fiction and her work has appeared in the New York Times, Guernica, Buzzfeed, Electric Literature, McSweeneys, PBS Newshour, The Guardian, Salon, and elsewhere. Her story collection, Felt in the Jaw, was published by Split Lip Press and was awarded the 2017 Coll Book Award. She is a Spring 2020 Shearing Fellow at Black Mountain Institute. Her next two books, Samson: A Novel and With Foxes: Stories, will be published by Riverhead Books.