Natalie Bakopoulos is an associate professor at Wayne State University and the author of two novels: Scorpionfish (Tin House, 2020) and The Green Shore (Simon & Schuster, 2012). Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, VQR, Tin House, Iowa Review, The New York Times, Granta, Mississippi Review, O. Henry Prize Stories, and various other publications. She received her MFA from the University of Michigan and has received fellowships from the Sozopol Seminars as well as from the Camargo, Can Cab, and MacDowell foundations. In 2015, she was a Fulbright scholar in Athens. She’s at work on a collection of essays.