Diane Cook is the author of the story collection Man V. Nature, and was formerly a producer for the radio show, This American Life. Man V. Nature was a finalist for the Guardian First Book Award, Believer Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction. She is the recipient of a 2016 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She lives in Brooklyn, NY. Harper will publish her first novel, The New Wilderness, in August 2020.