BRENDAN JONES lives in Alaska and works in commercial fishing. A Stegner Fellow, he received his B.A. and M.A. from Oxford University, where he boxed for the Blues team. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Ploughshares, Popular Woodworking, and the Huffington Post, and on NPR. His debut novel, The Alaskan Laundry, won the Alaskana Award and was longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize.