Jason Ockert is the author of Wasp Box, a novel, and two collections of short stories: Neighbors of Nothing and Rabbit Punches. Winner of the Dzanc
Short Story Collection Contest, the Atlantic
Monthly Fiction Contest and the Mary Roberts Rinehart Award, he was also a
finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award and the Million Writers Award. His work has appeared in journals and
anthologies including Best American
Mystery Stories, Cover Stories, Ecotone, The Iowa Review, Oxford
American, One Story and McSweeney’s. He teaches at Coastal
Carolina University in Conway, SC.