Stuart Dybek is the author of three books of fiction, including I Sailed with Magellan (FSG, 2003), as well as two volumes of poetry. The recipient of many prizes and awards—including the PEN/Malamud Prize, the Arts and Letters Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Whiting Writers’ Award, and four O. Henry Prizes—he is the distinguished writer in residence at Northwestern University. Dybek divides his time between Evanston, Illinois, Kalamazoo, Michigan, and the Florida Keys.