In 1998 Michael Kimball received a grant from the prestigious New York Foundation of the Arts. He has published fiction in New Orleans Review, Story Quarterly and The Quarterly – he is also a frequent reader at the reknowned KGB Bar Reading Series. His first novel was picked from the slush pile and published to great acclaim in 2000. It has been translated into Dutch, Italian, German, and will be translated into Portuguese, Spanish, and Hebrew. Kimball was born in 1967 in Michigan, grew up there, and now lives in Texas with his wife. ‘How Much of Us There Was’ is his second novel.