Catherine Lacey is the author of Nobody is Ever Missing, a winner of a 2016 Whiting Award and a finalist for the NYPL's Young Lions Fiction Award. It has been translated or is forthcoming in French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch & German. She has won fellowships and awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Omi International Arts Center, Late Night Library and Columbia University and the University of Montana. Her second novel, The Answers, is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus & Giroux and abroad in June 2017. Her first short story collection, Certain American States, will follow. She was born in Mississippi and is based in Chicago.