Victor Lodato is a playwright and novelist. His book, Mathilda Savitch, was hailed by The New York Times as “a Salingeresque wonder of a first novel” and was deemed a “Best Book of the Year” by The Christian Science Monitor, Booklist, and The Globe and Mail. The novel won the PEN USA Award for Fiction and the Barnes & Noble Discover Prize, and has been published in sixteen countries.Victor is a Guggenheim Fellow, as well as the recipient of fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Princess Grace Foundation, The Camargo Foundation (France), and The Bogliasco Foundation (Italy).His short fiction and essays have been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Best American Short Stories. His new novel, Edgar and Lucy, is forthcoming from St. Martin’s Press.As a playwright, he is the recipient of the Weissberger Award for Motherhouse and the PEN USA Award for Arlington (a collaboration with composer Polly Pen). Other plays include Wildlife, Dear Sara Jane, The Bread of Winter, and Slay the Dragon. Other honors include the Helen Merrill Award, John Golden Prize, Roger L. Stevens Award from The Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays, and the Julie Harris Playwriting Award.His work has been produced and developed nationally and internationally at venues such as Vineyard Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville (Humana Festival), Manhattan Theatre Club, The Guthrie Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, American Conservatory Theatre, Primary Stages, The National Theatre (London), Quartieri dell’Arte Festival (Rome), and Theatre Na Zabradli (Prague).Victor lives in Ashland, Oregon and Tucson, Arizona.