Dorene O’Brien is a fiction writer and a teacher of creative writing at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. She has won numerous awards for her fiction, including the international Bridport Prize, Red Rock Review’s Mark Twain Award for Short Fiction, the New Millennium Writings Fiction Award and the Chicago Tribune Nelson Algren Award. She was also awarded a creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her short stories have appeared in the Connecticut Review, the Chicago Tribune, Carve Magazine, Passages North, New Millennium Writings, Cimarron Review, Detroit Noir and others. Her short story collection, Voices of the Lost and Found, won the 2008 National Best Book Award in short fiction.