Gail Griffin has published three books of nonfiction, most recently The Events of October: Murder-Suicide on a Small Campus. Her poems have won prizes at Calyx and Folio. She has recently finished a collection of memoir essays about grief, one of which won the 2016 nonfiction prize at New Ohio Review while another was a Notable in Best American Essays. She is at work on a series of personal essays about whiteness. She lives and writes in southwest Michigan.