Mary Kuryla’s collection Freak Weather Stories was selected by Amy Hempel for the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction and was published by the University of Massachusetts Press in November 2017. People Magazine called the debut “imaginative and unpredictable.” Kuryla’s stories have received The Pushcart Prize, and the Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Prize. They've appeared in Epoch, Shenandoah, Denver Quarterly, Witness, Pleiades, and Alaska Quarterly Review, among others. Her award-winning shorts and feature films have premiered at Sundance and Toronto. Kuryla is currently working on a novel-in-documents called The Onawayans.