Susan Power is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and a native Chicagoan. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is the author of three books: The Grass Dancer, a novel (Berkley, 1995); Roofwalker, a story collection (Milkweed, 2004); and the forthcoming novel Our Lady of a New World. The Grass Dancer was awarded a PEN/Hemingway prize in 1995 and Roofwalker a Milkweed National Fiction Prize in 2002. Her short stories and essays have appeared in numerous venues, including Best American Short Stories 1993, Atlantic Monthly, Paris Review, Southern Review, and Granta. She has received an Iowa Arts Fellowship, a James Michener fellowship, Radcliffe’s Bunting Institute fellowship, Princeton’s Hodder Fellowship, and a United States Artists fellowship. She lives and teaches in Saint Paul, Minnesota.