Richard Bausch is the author of twelve novels, including In the Night Season, Hello to the Cannibals, and Before, During, After. He has also written eight collections of short stories, among them a Modern Library edition of selected stories, The Stories of Richard Bausch, and most recently, Something is Out There. In 2012, he won the prestigious Rea Award for the Short Story. Bausch teaches creative writing at Chapman University. R. V. Cassill the original editor of The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction, taught creative writing at the Iowa Writer's Workshop and at Brown, Purdue, Columbia, and Harvard. He was the author of more than thirty books of fiction, including the novels Clem Anderson, Dr. Cobb's Game, and After Goliath. Cassil's Collected Stories was published in 1989. He died in Rhode Island in 2002.