Clark Knowles received his M.A. in fiction writing from the University of New Hampshire, and his M.F.A. in Writing from Bennington College. The Arts Council of the State of New Hampshire awarded him an Individual Fellowship for the year 2009 in recognition of his creative work. In 2011, the University of New Hampshire presented Knowles with an Excellence in Teaching Award. His fiction has appeared in recent issues of The Collagist, Harpur Palate, Conjunctions, Limestone, Nimrod, Eclipse, and Glimmer Train Stories.