Lâle Davidson is a Distinguished Professor at SUNY Adirondack where she recently received the Chancellor’s Award for Scholarship and Creative Activities (2018). Her collection of short stories Strange Appetites won the Adirondack Center for Writing’s People’s Choice Award for 2016. Her stories have appeared in The North American Review, Eclectica, and Gone Lawn among others. She was a finalist for the Franz Kafka Award issued by Doctor T.J. Eckleburgh Review as well as the Black Lawrence Chapbook Contest of 2015 and The Talking Writing Award for humorous writing advice. Her story “The Opal Maker” was named top fifty of 2015 very short fiction publications by Wigleaf. Her magical realist novel, The Ciphery was a finalist for the Heekin Group Foundation James Fellowship. She blogs for Luna Station Quarterly.