Siamak Vossoughi was born in Tehran and grew up in London, Orange County, and Seattle. He lives in San Francisco. He has had some stories published in Faultline, Fourteen Hills, Glimmer Train, The Missouri Review, and Washington Square. He is a recipient of the 2014 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. His short story collection, Better Than War, will come out in September 2015.