Heather Aruffo was awarded the 2021 Pen/Robert J Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers. Her fiction and nonfiction has appeared in Best Debut Short Stories 2021, the Southern Review and is forthcoming in the Alaska Quarterly Review. Her work has received support from the Fulbright Association, StoryKnife, the Rona Jaffee Foundation and Breadloaf. She holds an ScB in Chemistry from Brown University and an MFA in Fiction from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. She is represented by Justin Brouckaeurt at Aevitas Literary Management.