GREGORY SPATZ is the author of the novels INUKSHUK, FIDDLER'S DREAM and NO ONE BUT US, and of the story collections HALF AS HAPPY (forthcoming) and WONDERFUL TRICKS. His stories have appeared in many publications, including The New Yorker, Glimmer Train Stories, Shenandoah, Epoch, Kenyon Review and New England Review. The recipient of a Michener Fellowship, an Iowa Arts Fellowship, a Washington State Book Award, and an NEA Fellowship in literature, he teaches at Eastern Washington University in Spokane. Spatz plays the fiddle in the twice Juno-nominated bluegrass band John Reischman and the Jaybirds.
Necessary Fiction: Flapless Landing (essay)