David Rabe, who won First Place in Narrative’s 2019 Spring Story Contest, is a playwright, screenwriter, and novelist. His numerous celebrated plays include work based on his experiences serving in Vietnam: Sticks and Bones, winner of the 1972 Tony Award, and The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel, which won the Obie and New York Drama Critics Circle Award. Among his numerous screenplays are I’m Dancing as Fast as I Can, Casualties of War, and Hurlyburly. His novels include Dinosaurs on the Roof and Girl by the Road at Night. Rabe lives in Northwest Connecticut.