Anthony Marra is the author of the novels Mercury Pictures Presents (Hogarth, 2022) and A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, winner of the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, as well as the story collection The Tsar of Love and Techno. He grew up in Washington, DC, and has lived and studied in Eastern Europe. His story “Chechnya” received both a Pushcart Prize and the Narrative Prize. In addition, his work has appeared in Best American Nonrequired Reading, and he is the recipient of the prestigious Whiting Award. Marra is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and lives in Oakland, California.