IRIS SMYLES has contributed to Nerve, The New York Press, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Guernica, KGB BarLit, and BOMB among other publications, as well as several anthologies. She edited and wrote the afterword for The Capricious Critic, a collection of humorous essays she commissioned for her web-zine, Smyles & Fish, was awarded the Don Lippman Prize for fiction, the Adria Schwartz Award for Women’s Fiction, the Geraldine Griffin Moore Short Story Award, and the Meyer Cohen Essay Award, and is a frequent contributor to Splice Today. She lives in New York.
Smyles, the author not the character, depicts a particular moment in timethat awkward place between being a kid and being an adultand the results are often hilarious, often tinged with sadness, but always authentic. —