Chris Bachelder is the author of Bear v. Shark (2001), U.S.! (2006), Abbott Awaits (2011), and The Throwback Special (2016). Foreign editions of his novels have been published in the UK, Italy, France, Spain, Russia, and Germany. Bachelder’s short fiction and essays have appeared in McSweeney’s, The Believer, Harper’s, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, The Massachusetts Review, Black Warrior Review, Subtropics, and elsewhere. Before joining the faculty at the University of Cincinnati in 2011, Bachelder taught at the University of Massachusetts, Colorado College, and New Mexico State.