Philip F. Deaver is a winner of the Flannery OConnor Award for Short Fiction. His book, Silent Retreats, was published by University of Georgia Press. Hes held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and Bread Loaf. His work has appeared in Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards and been recognized in Best American Short Stories and the Pushcart Prize. His poetry has appeared in The Reaper, Florida Review, and Poetry Miscellany. He teaches at Rollins College.