Rita Bullwinkel is the author of the novel Headshot (2024) and the short-story collection Belly Up, which won a 2022 Whiting Award. Her writing has been published in the White Review, BOMB , NOON and Guernica, among others. She is a recipient of grants and fellowships from MacDowell, Brown University, Vanderbilt University, Hawthornden Castle and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation. Both her fiction and translation have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes. She is an Editor at Large for McSweeney’s, the Deputy Editor of The Believer, a Contributing Editor for NOON, and the creator of Oral Florist. She is an Assistant Professor of English at University of San Francisco.