Eric Puchner is the author of the collection MUSIC THROUGH THE FLOOR, a finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, and of the novel MODEL HOME, a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and Barnes & Noble Discover Award and winner of a California Book Award. His most recent collection of stories, LAST DAY ON EARTH, came out in the spring of 2017. He has received a Pushcart Prize, an NEA fellowship, and an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work has appeared in many literary magazines and anthologies, including Best American Short Stories, Zoetrope, Best American Non-Required Reading, Tin House, and Granta. His personal essays have appeared in GQ, Medium, and elsewhere. A professor in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins, he lives in Baltimore with his wife, novelist Katharine Noel, and their two children.