Matthew Pitt is the author of the short-fiction collections These Are Our Demands (Midwest Book Award winner), and Attention Please Now (Autumn House Prize winner). He lives with his family in Ft. Worth, where he is an Associate Professor of English and Director of Undergraduate Studies at TCU. Individual stories have won numerous awards and honors, appeared in Oxford American, Epoch, BOMB, Cincinnati Review, Conjunctions, The Southern Review, and Best New American Voices, and are cited in several “Best of” volumes. Born in St. Louis, Matt has worked previously on a sitcom, as an editor, and in a variety of costumed mascot roles: tooth for a dental practice, crash-test dummy, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Matt has recently completed a novel and new story collection—but continues to struggle with some of his daughters’ homework assignments.