Cristina Henrquez is the author of the novella Come Together, Fall Apart: A Novella and Tales, as well as the upcoming novel The World In Half. Her nonfiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Oxford American, while Preservation, and her fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Glimmer Train, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, and AGNI. She was named one of Fiction's New Luminaries by Virginia Quarterly Review, and she is the recipient of the Alfredo Cisneros Del Moral Foundation Prize, which was established by Sandra Cisneros in honor of her father. She graduated from Northwestern University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She and her spouse live in Chicago.