Hanna Pylväinen is the author of We Sinners, a novel, which received the Whiting Writers' Award and the Balcones Fiction Prize. She graduated summa cum laude from Mount Holyoke College and received her MFA from the University of Michigan, where she was also a postgraduate Zell Fellow. She is the recipient of residencies at The MacDowell Colony and Yaddo, and a fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Currently, she lives in Brooklyn, where she is completing her second novel, The End of Drum Time.