Zoe Zolbrod is the author of the memoir The Telling, which won a silver IPPY Award and was a Chicago Review of Books award finalist, as well as the novel Currency, which was a Friends of American Writers prize finalist. Her essays have appeared in Salon, The Guardian, Lit Hub, The Nervous Breakdown, The Chicago Reader, and The Rumpus, where she served as the Sunday co-editor. Her work has also been included in The Beautiful Anthology and Rust Belt Anthology: Chicago. As a public speaker, she has given talks at universities, workshops, and conferences, on topics such as narrative voice; the differences between writing fiction and nonfiction; balancing paid work, parenting, and writing; child sexual abuse; and writing about trauma. Born in western Pennsylvania, Zolbrod graduated from Oberlin College and then moved to Chicago, where she received an M.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Program for Writers. She lives in Evanston, Illinois, with her husband and two children.