Steven Polansky, co-founder and president of The Mill, is an author and professor from Queens, NYC. He was educated at Wesleyan (BA), Hollins (MFA), and Princeton (PhD) and has taught at Princeton, St. Olaf College, Macalester, and the University of Minnesota. Polansky is a two-time recipient of a McKnight Artists Fellowship for Writers. His short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Glimmer Train, Best American Stories, New England Review, and Minnesota Monthly. A collection of stories, Dating Miss Universe, won the Sandstone Prize for Fiction and the 2000 Minnesota Book Award. His novel The Bradbury Report was published in 2010 by Weinstein Books. In a New Yorker podcast, novelist David Gilbert and New Yorker Fiction Editor Deborah Treisman read and discuss Polansky’s short story “Leg.” His story “Obsequies” was published in the 2017 spring/summer issue of Glimmer Train.