Maud Casey is the author of five works of fiction, most recently City of Incurable Women, and a work of nonfiction, The Art of Mystery: The Search for Questions. Her essays and book reviews have appeared in A Public Space, Literary Imagination, New England Review, The New York Times, Poetry Daily, and The Sewannee Review. She is the recipient of the Calvino Prize, the St. Francis College Literary Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She lives in Washington, D.C., and teaches in the MFA program at the University of Maryland.