Megan Giddings received degrees from the University of Michigan and Indiana University. She is a senior features editor at The Rumpus. In 2018, she was a recipient of a Barbara Deming Memorial fund grant for feminist fiction. Her stories are forthcoming or have been recently published in Black Warrior Review, Arts & Letters, Gulf Coast, and The Iowa Review. Her novel, Lakewood, was published by Amistad in 2020. It was one of New York Magazine’s 10 best books of 2020; one of NPR’s best books of 2020; a Michigan Notable book for 2021; a nominee for two NAACP Image Awards; and a finalist for the 2020 LA Times’ Book Prize, and The Ray Bradbury Prize. Megan’s second novel, The Women Could Fly, is forthcoming. She lives in the Midwest.