Robert Schirmer’s novel Barrow’s Point won the Gival Press Novel Award and was a finalist for a Foreword INDIES Book Award. He’s also published a collection of short stories titled Living with Strangers (NYU Press), winner of the Bobst Award for Emerging Writers. His stories have appeared in a wide range of literary journals such as Glimmer Train, The Sewanee Review, Epoch, New England Review, Fiction, Byliner, Confrontation, Joyland, and The Best of Witness. Over the years he’s won an O. Henry Award, a Pushcart Prize, a Walter E. Dakin fellowship to the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and a fellowship from The Chesterfield Writer’s Film Project. His screenplays have been optioned by Amblin Entertainment and Warner Brothers. He’s also been a Visiting Writer at the Southwest Writers Series and at Stetson University as part of the Tim Sullivan Endowment for Writing.