Mike Alberti was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Crazyhorse, Flyway, Gulf Coast, One Story, and elsewhere. His work has been supported by the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Ucross Foundation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Whiting Foundation. He has taught at the University of Minnesota, Century College, the Loft Literary Center, and in the Minnesota state prison system as part of the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop. He lives in Minneapolis, where he is at work on a novel.