Gerald Duff has published two collections of poetry, A Ceremony of Light and Calling Collect, and six novels , including Indian Giver, That’s All Right, Mama: The Unauthorized Life of Elvis’s Twin, Memphis Ribs, and his most recent, Coasters. His work has won the Cohen Prize for Fiction from Ploughshares Magazine and the St. Andrews Prize for Poetry, and has been nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Prize, an Edgar Allan Poe Award, and an International eBook Award. A native of the Texas Gulf Coast, Duff has taught literature and writing at Vanderbilt, Kenyon, and Johns Hopkins, and he retired in January, 2007, as provost at McKendree University. His first collection of short stories, Fire Ants, was published in December by NewSouth Books. His poems and stories have appeared in The Nation, Sewanee Review, Georgia Review, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, Missouri Review, Indiana Review, Southwest Review, Florida Quarterly, and elsewhere.