Joseph Scapellato was born in the suburbs of Chicago and earned his MFA in Fiction at New Mexico State University. His work appears in North American Review, Kenyon Review Online, Post Road, Unsaid, and other places, and has been anthologized in &NOW's Best Innovative Writing and Gigantic Books' Gigantic Worlds. Big Lonesome, his debut story collection, will be published in February 2017 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), and The Made-Up Man, his debut novel, in Spring 2018 (FSG). Joseph teaches in the creative writing program at Bucknell University. He lives in Lewisburg, PA, with his wife, daughter, and dog.