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Amber Caron is the author of the story collection Call Up the Waters (Milkweed Editions, 2023) and the recipient of the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers, Southwest Review’s McGinnis-Ritchie Award for fiction, and grants from the Elizabeth George Foundation and the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. Her stories and essays have appeared in The Threepenny Review, PEN America Best Debut Short Stories, AGNI, Story, Bennington Review, Southwest Review, Longreads, Writer’s Chronicle, and elsewhere. She is an Assistant Professor of English at Utah State University and an Assistant Fiction editor at AGNI. While in residence at WISC, she is working on a novel that explores the intersection of political theaters, community scapegoating rituals, and labor practices in the art world.