Raised in small towns in the west, Maxim Loskutoff is the author of COME WEST AND SEE, an NPR and Amazon Best Book of 2018, and a New York Times Editor’s Pick. His stories and essays have appeared in numerous periodicals, including The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Ploughshares, and Playboy. A graduate of NYU’s MFA program, he has received fellowships from Yaddo and MacDowell. Other honors include the Nelson Algren Award, the M Literary Fellowship, and an arts grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation. His debut novel SPIRITS is forthcoming from W.W. Norton. He lives in the Rocky Mountains of western Montana.