Allan Gurganus’s first novel, Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, won the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, was a New York Times bestseller, and has been translated into twelve languages. His novel White People was the winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was a PEN/Faulkner finalist. The Practical Heart: Four Novellas was a Lambda Literary Award winner. His short fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, and the Paris Review, and has been anthologized in The O. Henry Prize Stories, The Best American Short Stories, The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction, and New Stories from the South. Gurganus is a 2006 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow.