Pam Durban’s books include two collections of short stories, Soon (2015) and All Set About with Fever Trees (1985), three novels: The Tree of Forgetfulness (2012), So Far Back (2000), the winner of the Lillian Smith Award for Fiction, and The Laughing Place (1993). Her short fiction has been published in numerous literary journals, including The Georgia Review, Tri-Quarterly, The Southern Review, Crazyhorse, Epoch, The New Virginia Review, and The Ohio Review, among others, and widely anthologized. Her short story, “Soon,” appeared in The Best American Short Stories of the Century, edited by John Updike, and her work has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories 1997 and twice in New Stories from the South. She has received an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, as well as a James Michener Creative Writing Fellowship from the University of Iowa. She is the Doris Betts Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina.