Hanna Pylväinen is the author of We Sinners, a novel, which received the Whiting Writers' Award and the Balcones Fiction Prize. Her work has appeared in Harper's, the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, and the Wall Street Journal. She is the recipient of residencies at The MacDowell Colony and Yaddo, and a fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and at the University of Michigan, where she also received her MFA. Currently, she is part of the residency program at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and an Arts Fellow at Princeton University. She is working on her second novel, The End of Drum Time.