Michael Don is the author of the story collection Partners and Strangers (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2019). His work has appeared in journals such as Washington Square Review, Southern Humanities Review, Fiction International, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and The Southampton Review. He co-edits Kikwetu: A Journal of East African Literature and teaches in the English Department at Penn State University. Previously, he taught at St. Paul’s University in Nairobi, Kenya, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He grew up in St. Louis, Missouri.