Anthony Marra is the newly named recipient of the 2018 Simpson Family Literary Prize. He is the author of “The Tsar of Love and Techno,” a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and “A Constellation of Vital Phenomena,” longlisted for the National Book Award and winner of the NBCC’s John Leonard Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, the Barnes and Noble Discover Award, and Greece’s Athens Prize for Literature. He has received the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Whiting Award, the National Magazine Award, the Berlin Prize Fellowship, and his work has been translated into seventeen languages. In 2017, Granta included Marra on its decennial Best Young American Novelists list. He has taught at Stanford University, and currently lives in Oakland.