Greg Ames is the author of Buffalo Lockjaw, a novel that won the NAIBA Book of the Year Award, and Funeral Platter, a collection of twenty short stories published in hardcover by Arcade in 2017. His work has appeared in Best American Nonrequired Reading, Southern Review, McSweeney’s, North American Review, Catapult, and The Sun, among others. He was raised in Buffalo, New York, and has lived in several cities around the world. He now splits his time between Brooklyn, New York, and Hamilton, New York, where he is an associate professor of English at Colgate University. He can be reached at greg@gregames.com.