Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Carolyn Osborn moved to Texas when she was twelve. She has worked as a newspaper reporter, radio writer, and English teacher at the University of Texas at Austin. Best known for her short stories, she is also an essay writer. Her work appears in many literary magazines. Four of her short story collections have been published: A Horse of Another Color, The Fields of Memory, Warriors and Maidens, and Where We Are Now. The Book Club of Texas chose to publish a limited edition of one story, The Grands, as the first book in its New Texas Fiction series. She has published two novels, Uncertain Ground and Contrary People. She was one of the founders of the Texas Book Festival, which began in 1996, and from 2000-2002 she served as president of the Texas Institute of Letters. Her stories have been awarded prizes by P.E.N., the Texas Institute of Letters, and one was selected for the O. Henry Awards. In 2003 she was given the Antioch Review’s Distinguished Prose Award. She recently received the Lon Tinkle Lifetime Achievement Award by the Texas Institute of Letters. She lives and writes in Austin.