Lee K. Abbott is the author of Dreams of Distant Lives, Strangers in Paradise, Love is the Crooked Thing, The Heart Never Fits Its Wanting, Living After Midnight and Wet Places at Noon, all collections of stories. His many short stories and reviews, as well as articles on American literature, have appeared in such journals and magazines as Harper's, The Atlantic Monthly, The Georgia Review, The New York Times Book Review, The Southern Review, Epoch, Boulevard and The North American Review. Abott's fiction has been reprinted in The Best American Short Stories and The Prize Stories: The O'Henry Awards. He has twice won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and was awarded a Major Artist Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council in 1991. He is a recipient of the 2004 Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award. His latest collection of stories, All Things, All at Once: New & Selected Stories, was published by Norton in June 2006.