Julie Iromuanya's first novel, “Mr. and Mrs. Doctor,” was shortlisted for the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award, the 2016 PEN/Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction and was longlisted for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award and the 2016 Etisalat Prize for Literature. Born and raised in the American Midwest, she is the daughter of Igbo Nigerian immigrants. Her creative writing has also appeared in The Kenyon Review, Passages North, Cream City Review, and Tampa Review. Iromuanya earned her B.A. at the University of Central Florida. Her M.A. and Ph.D. came from the University of Nebraska, where she was a Presidential Fellow. She is now an assistant professor of English and Africana literature and teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Arizona.