By Rilla Askew
Rilla Askew is an award-winning novelist and short story writer. Her collection of creative nonfiction, Most American: Notes from a Wounded Place, was longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay in 2018. Fire in Beulah, her novel about the Tulsa Race Massacre, received the American Book Award in 2002 and was selected for Oklahoma’s statewide reading program in 2007. Her essays and creative nonfiction have appeared in Tin House, World Literature Today, Nimrod, AGNI, and elsewhere. She teaches creative writing at the University of Oklahoma.