Lori Ostlund is the author of the novel “After the Parade,” reviewed in Buzzfeed as “a heartfelt rumination on reconciling with the past… that will resonate with anyone who has ever felt like an outsider.” Her collection of stories, “The Bigness of the World,” won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, the California Book Award for First Fiction, and the Edmund White Debut Fiction Award. It was also shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, was a Lambda finalist, and was named a Notable Book by The Short Story Prize. Ostlund’s stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories and The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, among other places. In 2009, Ostlund received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Award.