Susan Power is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and native Chicagoan. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and the author of two novels, The Grass Dancer and Sacred Wilderness, and a story collection, Roofwalker. The Grass Dancer was awarded a PEN/Hemingway prize in 1995 and Roofwalker a Milkweed National Fiction Prize in 2002. Her short stories and essays have been widely published in journals, magazines and anthologies including: The Best American Short Stories, The Atlantic Monthly, The Paris Review, The Southern Review, and Granta. Her fellowships include an Iowa Arts Fellowship, James Michener Fellowship, Radcliffe Bunting Institute Fellowship, Princeton Hodder Fellowship, USA Artists Fellowship, Loft McKnight Fellowship, and Native Arts and Cultures Fellowship. She lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where she’s currently at work on a novel and memoir.