About the Author
M.O. Walsh won this year s Tartt First Fiction Award. He was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His stories have appeared in publications such as Oxford American, Epoch, American Short Fiction and Greensboro Review, among others. They have also been anthologized in Best New American Voices, Louisiana in Words, and Bar Stories. He is a graduate of the MFA Program at Ole Miss and currently teaches at Louisiana State University where he lives with his wife Sarah, daughter Magnolia, dog Gus, and is happy.