Terese Svoboda is a native of Ogallala, Nebraska, and the author of fourteen books of poetry and prose, as well as the memoir Black Glasses Like Clark Kent. Her first novel, Cannibal, won the Bobst Prize and the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award. Her poetry collection Laughing Africa won the Iowa Poetry Prize, and her libretto for WET, a chamber opera, premiered in 2005. Bohemian Girl, her fifth novel, debuted at the Brooklyn Book Festival in 2011. A finalist in Narrative’s Winter 2011 Story Contest and Second Place winner in Narrative’s Fourth Annual Poetry Contest, Svoboda lives in New York City with her husband and two sons.