Author photo by Heather Waraksa.

Author photo by Heather Waraksa.

Jessie Chaffee's debut novel, Florence in Ecstasy, was published by The Unnamed Press in May 2017, and has been published or is forthcoming in Italy (Rizzoli), the Czech Republic (Argo), Russia (Eksmo), Poland (Sonia Draga), and Turkey (Altin Kitaplar). She was awarded a 2014–15 Fulbright Grant in Creative Writing to Italy to complete the novel, during which time she was the Writer-in-Residence at Florence University of the Arts. Her writing has been published in Literary Hub, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, The Florentine, and Global City Review, among others. She lives in New York City, where she is an editor at Words Without Borders, an online magazine of international literature.