Robert Schirmer’s novel Barrow’s Point, winner of the 2015 Gival Press Novel Award, was nominated by the press for the National Book Award, and was also named a finalist for a 2017 Forward INDIES Award. His story collection, Living with Strangers, won the Bobst Award for Emerging Writers and was published by NYU Press. He’s won an O. Henry Award, a Pushcart Prize, and a fellowship from the Chesterfield Writers’ Film Project. His screenplays have been optioned by Amblin Entertainment and Warner Brothers. His stories have appeared in a wide variety of literary journals such as Byliner, Glimmer Train, The Sewanee Review, New England Review, Fiction and The Best of Witness. He works as a freelance writer and editor in Brooklyn, New York.