Patrick Hicks is the author of ten books, including The Commandant of Lubizec: A Novel of the Holocaust and Operation Reinhard (Steerforth/Random House), Adoptable (Salmon Poetry) and The Collector of Names (Schaffner Press). He has been nominated seven times for the Pushcart Prize, been a finalist for the High Plains Book Award, and also the Gival Press Novel Award. A former Visiting Fellow at Oxford, he has won the Glimmer Train Fiction Award as well as a number of grants, including ones from the Bush Artist Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. His work with PBS’s Over South Dakota was nominated for an Emmy. A dual-citizen of Ireland and the United States, he is the Writer-in-Residence at Augustana University and a faculty member at the MFA program at Sierra Nevada College.