M.O. Walsh is the author of the novels The Big Door Prize, My Sunshine Away, and the story collection The Prospect of Magic. My Sunshine Away was a New York Times bestseller, winner of the Pat Conroy Book Prize for Southern Fiction, the Housatonic Fiction Award, and was long listed for the IMPAC International Dublin Literary Award. It has been translated into over a dozen languages. His latest novel, The Big Door Prize, is now in development by Skydance Media with David West Read (Head Writer, Schitt’s Creek, & Juliet) adapting for television. He currently lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he is an Associate Professor and Director of the Creative Writing Workshop MFA program at the University of New Orleans. He also directs The Yokshop Writers Conference in Oxford, MS.