Dorene O'Brien teaches creative writing at the College for Creative Studies and at Wayne State University in Detroit. She has won the Red Rock Review Mark Twain Award for Short Fiction, the New Millennium's Fiction Award and the Chicago Tribune Nelson Algren Award. She also won the international Bridport Prize and is the recipient of a creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her short stories have appeared in the Connecticut Review, Clackamas Literary Review, the Chicago Tribune, New Millennium Writings, Carve Magazine, Ellipsis, Cimarron Review, Detroit Noir and others. Voices of the Lost and Found, her first full-length short fiction collection, features many of her prize-winning works.