In Maria Adelmann's versatile collection of creative work, her unique trademarks always come through: her highly visual style, her keen observations about human emotion, and her ability to mesh humor with sadness. Her stories and creative nonfiction have been published by or are forthcoming in Epoch, The Threepenny Review, Indiana Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Adroit Journal, Southeast Review, n+1, Tin House's Open Bar, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, among others. Past awards have included the Balch Prize for the Short Story, the Edward M. Murray Committee on the Arts Scholarship, the George H. Coxe Award for Creative Writing, and the Arthur Lynn Andrews Award for fiction. She has an undergraduate degree in English and psychology from Cornell University and was a Poe/Faulkner Fellow at The University of Virginia, where she earned her MFA in fiction. She has just finished a short story collection and a screenplay.