Jessica Anthony is the author of The Convalescent (McSweeney’s/Grove), an ALA Adult Notable Book and Barnes and Noble “Discover Great New Writers” selection, and Chopsticks (Penguin/Razorbill), a multimedia novel created in collaboration with designer Rodrigo Corral. Chopsticks, called a “21st Century Novel” by the Los Angeles Times, was an Amazon Book of the Month and won App of the Year. Anthony’s short stories can be found in Best New American Voices, Best American Nonrequired Reading, McSweeney’s, The Idaho Review, Pear Noir! and elsewhere. She has recently received fellowships from the Creative Capital Foundation for Innovative Literature, the Bogliasco Foundation and the Maine Arts Commission. Anthony is spending the summer of 2015 working on her next book while guarding the Mária Valéria Bridge between Ezstergom, Hungary, and Štúrovo, Slovakia. She teaches creative writing and literature at Bates College, and lives in Maine.