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Maile ChapmanMaile 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.