Jedediah Berry, Spring 2011 Fellow, is the author of a novel, The Manual of Detection, winner of the William L. Crawford Award and the Dashiell Hammett Prize, and a finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Conjunctions, Ninth Letter, PEN America, Chicago Review, and Fairy Tale Review, and in anthologies including Best New American Voices and Best American Fantasy. He has worked as an editor at Small Beer Press, and has been a resident at Yaddo. He received his BA from Bard College and his MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he has since taught fiction writing. While at the James Merrill House, he will be working on a new novel, The Something Tree.