Xhenet Aliu’s novel, Brass, was a Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” selection, was long-listed for the 2018 Center for Fiction First Book Prize, and was awarded the Georgia Author of the Year First Novel Prize. Her debut fiction collection, Domesticated Wild Things, won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction. Aliu’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston GlobeGlimmer Train, Hobart, American Short Fiction, Lenny, LitHub, Buzzfeedand elsewhere, and she has received fellowships  from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences, a grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation, and a fellowship from the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, among other awards, including a special mention in the Pushcart Prize anthology. She will join the Creative Writing faculty at the University of North Carolina Greensboro in fall 2019.