Eva Talmadge is an agent with the Emma Sweeney Agency and a graduate of the University of Florida and the fiction MFA program at CUNY Hunter College. Her fiction has appeared in the New York Tyrant, the Agriculture Reader, the New Orleans Review, and elsewhere. Her short story “The Cranes” was cited as Notable Nonrequired Reading of 2008 in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2009 (Dave Eggers, ed.), and in June of 2009 she was named the first recipient of the Rona Jaffee Foundation Fellowship to fund her stay at the MacDowell Colony.