Anne Raeff is the author of Winter Kept Us Warm(Counterpoint Press). Her short story collection,The Jungle Around Uswon the 2015 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. The collection is also a finalist for the California Book Award and was onThe San Francisco Chronicle’s100 Best Books of 2017 list. Her stories and essays have appeared inNew England Review,ZYZZYVA, andGuernicaamong other places. Her first novelClara Mondschein’s Melancholiawas published in 2002. She is proud to be a high school teacher and works primarily with recent immigrants. She too is a child of immigrants and much of her writing draws on her family’s history as refugees from war and the Holocaust. She lives in San Francisco with her wife and two cats.