Ladette Randolph is the the editor-in-chief of the literary journal Ploughshares and the author of four books including the memoir Leaving The Pink House (University of Iowa Press, 2014). Her two novels are Haven’s Wake and A Sandhills Ballad; she has also penned the short story collection This is Not the Tropics and edited four anthologies. Formerly an an acquiring editor at University of Nebraska Press and the managing editor of Prairie Schooner, Ladette is the recipient of a Nebraska Book Award, a Rona Jaffe grant, a Pushcart Prize and a Virginia Faulkner award. Her stories and stories and essays have appeared in numerous literary journals and been reprinted in Best New American Voices. A long-time Nebraskan, she now lives in Boston with her husband.