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Patrick Somerville grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, went to college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and later earned his MFA from Cornell University. He has taught creative writing and English at Cornell and Auburn State Correctional Facility, and currently teaches in the MFA programs for Northwestern and Warren Wilson. His books include two collections of stories--Trouble (2006) and The Universe in Miniature in Miniature (2010)--and a novel, The Cradle (2009). The Cradle was nominated for the Center for Fiction's First Novel Award and named one of the Ten Best Books of 2009 by Janet Maslin of the New York Times. The Universe in Miniature in Miniature was short-listed for the 2010 Story Prize.

Patrick's writing has appeared in One Story, Epoch, GQ, Esquire, and Best American Nonrequired Reading. He is a MacDowell Fellow and was recently selected as the winner of the 2009 21st Century Award, given annually by the Chicago Public Library. His next book, the novel This Bright River, will be released by Reagan Arthur Books in the summer of 2012.

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