Sarah Elaine Smith holds MFAs in fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and poetry from the Michener Center for Writers. She is also a recipient of a Rona Jaffe Wallace fellowship. Marilou Is Everywhere is her first novel. She is also the author of I Live in a Hut, the 2011 winner of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center's first books prize, selected by Matthea Harvey. Her work has appeared in FENCE, jubilat, Tin House, and Gulf Coast, among others.