Maile Chapman is the author of the novel Your Presence Is Requested at Suvanto
(Graywolf), short listed for the Guardian First Book Award and a finalist for the PEN Center USA literary award in fiction, and her stories have appeared in A Public Space
, Stand Magazine
, Dublin Review
, Boston Review
and Best American Fantasy Writing
, among others. She received her master’s in fiction from Syracuse University and a doctorate in English from University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). She spent a Fulbright grant year in Finland visiting early twentieth-century institutional buildings, mainly hospitals, and has recently been a fellow at the New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, working on a novel about superstition, Alzheimer’s disease and the challenges of caring for aging parents. She is assistant professor of English at UNLV and fiction editor of Witness Magazine
. She was also the Las Vegas facilitator for Literature and Medicine, a humanities discussion group for hospital staff, organized by the Nevada Humanities Council with the support of the Maine Humanities Council.