Elizabeth Tallent teaches literature and creative writing at Stanford University. She is the author of a novel, Museum Pieces, and four collections of short stories, In Constant Flight, Time with Children, and Honey. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, Harper's, Grand Street, The Paris Review, The Threepenny Review, The Best American Short Stories, and O. Henry Award collections. Her story "Tabriz" received a 2008 Pushcart Prize Award. Mendocino Fire, her latest story collection, was published by Harper in 2015 and was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. Her memoir Perfectionism will appear from Harper in 2018.