Lenore Myka is the author of King of the Gypsies: Stories, winner of the 2014 G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction and a finalist for the Chautauqua Book Prize. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Creative Pinellas, the City of Somerville Arts Council, and Hawthornden International Writer’s Retreat. Her award-winning fiction has been selected as distinguished by The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Non-Required Reading series, and has appeared in New England Review, Iowa Review, Massachusetts Review, West Branch, Quartz, and Alaska Quarterly Review, among others. She has served as a Writer in Residence at the New College of Florida and has taught writing at MIT, Boston University, Lesley University, Tampa University, and the Ringling College of Art & Design. Lenore received her MFA in Fiction from Warren Wilson College and an MA from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy. She lives in St. Petersburg, FL.