Adam Atlas was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and holds a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Arizona State University. His story “New Year’s Weekend on the Hand Surgery Ward, Old Pilgrims’ Hospital, Naples, Italy” was a 2011 PEN/O. Henry Recommended Story and also won Second Place in Narrative’s Winter 2009 Story Contest. His story “The Delinquents” is his first published piece. Atlas lives in New York City.