Millicent G. Dillon has won five O. Henry Awards for best short stories and been nominated for the PEN/Faulkner for her fictionalized biography of the American spy, Harry Gold. She has written three other novels, A Version of Love, The One in the Back is Medea, The Dance of the Mothers, a short story collection, Baby Perpetua and Other Stories and a double-biography of Isadora Duncan and Mary Cassatt, After Egypt. She is also considered the world’s expert on the novelists Jane and Paul Bowles. She is the author of the biographies, A Little Original Sin: The Life and Work of Jane Bowles and You Are Not I: A Portrait of Paul Bowles and the editor of The Collected Works of Jane Bowles, My Sister’s Hand in Mine, Out in the World: Selected Letters of Jane Bowles and The Portable Paul and Jane Bowles. She has written most recently about Paul in her essay, “The Perils of Biography” in The Southwest Review.