About AuthorClare Beams
Clare Beams’s story collection We Show What We Have Learned (Lookout Books, October 2016) was a finalist for the PEN/Bingham Prize and the Young Lions Fiction Award, and was one of Kirkus's Best Debuts of 2016. Her fiction has appeared in One Story, Best American Nonrequired Reading, Ecotone, The Common, and elsewhere, and has received special mention in Best American Short Stories 2013 and The Pushcart Prize XXXV. She was a 2014 National Endowment for the Arts fellow, and the 2014 Bernard O’Keefe scholar at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. She has an MFA from Columbia University. After teaching high-school English in Massachusetts for six years, she now lives with her husband and two daughters in Pittsburgh, where she teaches fiction at Carnegie Mellon University and the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and is at work on a novel.