Annie DeWitt is the author of WHITE NIGHTS IN SPLIT TOWN CITY. Her writing has appeared in GrantaThe BelieverTin HouseGuernicaEsquireNOONBOMBElectric LiteratureThe LA Review of Books, Poets and WritersThe Iowa Review and The American Reader, amongst others. Her story, “Influence,” which first appeared in Esquire’s Napkin Fiction Project was recently anthologized in Short: An International Anthology. DeWitt was a co-founding editor of Gigantic, a literary journal of short prose and art carried throughout the U.S. and abroad. Her story collection in progress, CLOSEST WITHOUT GOING OVER, was recently shortlisted for the Mary McCarthy Award. Stories within have already been translated into Swedish and Latvian and have been published widely in the U.S.