Padgett Powell is the author of two collections of stories and four novels, including his most recent, Mrs. Hollingsworth’s Men. His debut novel Edisto (1984) received the Prix de Rome and a National Book Award nomination. Powell has also received a Whiting Award, as well as Pushcart and O. Henry Prizes. His work has been included in the Best American Short Stories and Best American Sportswriting anthologies. He teaches at the University of Florida at Gainesville.