About the Author

Manuel Muñoz is the author of a novel, What You See in the Dark, and the short-story collections Zigzagger and The Faith Healer of Olive Avenue, which was shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award.  He is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts.  He has been recognized with a Whiting Writer’s Award, three O. Henry Awards, and an appearance in Best American Short Stories.  His next collection, "The Consequences," is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in late 2022 or early 2023.


His frequently anthologized work has appeared in The New York Times, Epoch, and Glimmer Train.  Recent work has appeared in American Short FictionThe Southwest Review, ZYZZYVA, and Freeman’s


A native of Dinuba, California, and a first-generation college student, Manuel graduated from Harvard University and received his MFA in creative writing at Cornell University.  He currently lives and works in Tucson, Arizona.

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