Nathan Oates’s debut novel, A Flaw in the Design, is published by Random House. The Guardian calls it a “psychological thriller par excellence.” The novel is published by Serpent’s Tail in the UK, and numerous translations are forthcoming. His collection of short stories, The Empty House, won the Spokane Prize. His stories have appeared in The Missouri ReviewAlaska Quarterly ReviewBest American Mystery Stories, Forty Stories, and elsewhere. He has been awarded fellowships from The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Missouri, the New York State Summer Writers Institute, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and elsewhere. He is a professor at Seton Hall University, where he teaches creative writing. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his family.