Manuel Muñoz is the author of two collections of short stories: The Faith Healer of Olive Avenue and Zigzagger. His first novel, What You See in the Dark, was published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill in 2011. A recipient of a Whiting Writers Award in 2008, he was a finalist for the 2007 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Prize. His short stories have three times been awarded the O. Henry Prize and in 2019 his work made its first appearance in The Best American Short Stories. He has been included in The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story, The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature, and The Heath Anthology of American Literature. He served as a juror for the O. Henry Prize in 2011 and as a judge of the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. His work has appeared in The New York Times, ZYZZYVA, Freeman’s, Epoch, Glimmer Train, American Short Fiction, Boston Review, Literary Hub, and has aired on Selected Shorts. His forthcoming collection of stories, The Consequences, will be published in October 2022 by Graywolf. A native of Dinuba, California, Manuel is Associate Professor at the University of Arizona-Tucson.