Brendan Basham is Diné, born in Alaska and raised in northern Arizona. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Santa Fe Literary Review, Red Ink, Yellow Medicine Review, Juked, and Sheepshead Review. He was awarded a Live Oak Fellowship, the Truman Capote Trust Fellowship, and was a nominee for the PEN / Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers. He’s been a resident of the Tin House Summer Workshops, Writing by Writers Workshop, and the Vermont Studio Center. He holds a BA from the Evergreen State College and is working on his MFA in creative writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Brendan lives in Portland, Oregon where he is finishing his first novel.