Ron Carlson

Ron Carlson is the author of five story collections and four novels, including "The Signal" and "Five Skies." His fiction has appeared in "Harper's," "The New Yorker," "Playboy," "GQ," "Best American Short Stories," and "The O. Henry Prize Stories." He is the director of the writing program at the University of California at Irvine and lives in Huntington Beach, California.