Sarah Van Arsdale is the author of three novels, one novella collection, and a book-length poem, The Catamount, illustrated with her drawings. She is currently working on a fourth novel, set in Oaxaca, Mexico. A winner of the Peter Taylor Prize for the novel and a finalist in several international and national writing contests, she serves on the board of the Ferro-Grumley Award in LGBTQ Fiction. She is on the fiction faculty at the Antioch-LA low-residency MFA program and teaches with Maine Media Workshops and College, and at New York University; she has taught creative writing at Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv, Sarah Lawrence College, the University of Vermont, Vermont College, and elsewhere. She co-curates the BLOOM reading series in New York City. Her essays, book reviews, and poems have appeared in national magazines and journals, including The Writer, the Florida Review, Crosswinds, and The New Guard. Miss Van Arsdale also works as a visual artist, and has made several short animated films.