Aryn Kyle is the author of the novel The God of Animals (Scribner 2007) and the short story collection Boys and Girls Like You and Me (Scribner 2010). Her work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Ploughshares, Best American Short Stories, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Award and a National Magazine Award in fiction. Her new novel, Hinterland, which she worked on at MacDowell, is forthcoming from Riverhead. She lives in New York City.