Thea Goodman is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and The Brooklyn College, CUNY, MFA program. She is the author of the novel, THE SUNSHINE WHEN SHE’S GONE, (Henry Holt and Co, 2013) which was featured on NPR’s The Motherlode and Weekend Edition, reviewed in The New York Times and was an O Magazine pick of the week. Her short stories, essays and poetry have appeared in Other Voices, New England Review, Columbia, Confrontation, The Huffington Post, The Rumpus and other publications and received a Pushcart Prize Special Mention and the Columbia Fiction Award. The stories will appear in a forthcoming collection, EVIDENCE. Her first collaboration on a screenplay, TWO GIRLS, was produced in summer, 2017  by the filmmaker James Fotopoulos. She has taught writing at Eugene Lang College, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and The University of Chicago and is now at work on a new novel set in pre-revolutionary Cuba. Born in New York City, she now lives in Chicago with her family.