Bill Roorbach is the author
of several books of fiction and nonfiction, including the Flannery O’Connor
Prize and O. Henry Prize winner Big Bend,
Into Woods, and Temple Stream. The tenth anniversary edition of his craft book, Writing Life Stories, is used in writing
programs around the world. His work has been published in Harper’s, Atlantic Monthly,
Playboy, the New York Times Magazine, Granta,
and dozens of other magazines and journals.