Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum is the author of two collections of short fiction, This Life She’s Chosen (2005, Chronicle Books) and Swimming With Strangers (2008, Chronicle Books). Her short fiction and essays have appeared widely in journals, including One Story, The American Scholar, and Southern Humanities Review, among other publications. Kirsten has been the recipient of a PEN/O. Henry Prize and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Sewanee Writers Conference, and the 2016 Jack Straw Writers Program. With Julia Hands she co-organizes the Seattle Writer Our Democracy/Hugo House quarterly “Write-In” series. She teaches creative writing and literature and lives with her family near Seattle, Washington.