Ben Loory is the author of the collection Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day (Penguin, 2011), and a picture book, The Baseball Player and the Walrus (coming in 2015 from Dial Books for Young Readers). His fables and tales have appeared in The New Yorker, on This American Life, at WordTheatre, and on Selected Shorts. He lives in Los Angeles, California, and is not working on a novel.