Eric Sasson received his M.A. in Creative Writing from New York University and has taught fiction writing at the Sackett Street Writers Workshop. His short story collection, “Margins of Tolerance,” was the 2011 Tartt First Fiction Award runner-up and was published by Livingston Press in May. Three of his stories were nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2012, and that summer he was honored to be named a Tennessee Williams Scholar to the Sewanee Writers Conference. His story “Floating” was a finalist for the Robert Olen Butler prize. Other recent publication credits include stories forthcoming in The Best Gay Stories 2013 and Explosion Proof as well as recently published in The Wall Street Journal Online, BLOOM, Nashville Review, The Puritan, Liquid Imagination, Trans, The Ledge, MARY magazine and THE2NDHAND, among others. He’s also honored to have been awarded residency fellowships to the Anderson Center, Ragdale and Hambidge. He was born in Brooklyn, NY, and still lives there.