Danielle Evans is the author of the story collections Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self and The Office of Historical Corrections. Her first collection won the PEN American Robert W. Bingham Prize, the Hurston-Wright award for fiction, and the Paterson Prize for fiction. Her second collection has been finalist for The Aspen Prize, The Story Prize, The LA Times Book Prize for fiction, and it has been the 2021 winner of The New Literary Project Joyce Carol Oates Prize. Her stories have appeared in magazines including The Paris Review, A Public Space, American Short Fiction, Callaloo, The Sewanee Review, and Phoebe, and have been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories 2008, 2010, 2017, 2018, and in New Stories From The South. She received an MFA in Fiction from the Iowa Writers Workshop; previously she taught Creative Writing at the American University in Washington DC and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Currently, Evans teaches Writing at Johns Hopkins University. With the book The Office of Historical Corrections Danielle Evans is the winner of the book award The Bridge for American Fiction 2021.