Laura McBride is the author of the widely-acclaimed novels, 'Round Midnight (2017) and We Are Called to Rise (2014). 'Round Midnight is an American Booksellers Association Indie Next pick, and will be published in German by Goldmann Verlag. We Are Called to Rise was a #1 Indie Next pick, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers choice, and a BBC Radio 2 featured book. McBride’s deeply-imagined characters explore the explosive and beautiful possibilities of modern American life. One reviewer described ‘Round Midnight as "gorgeous, engrossing, moving, and at times wickedly funny." McBride is a Yale graduate, a Yaddo fellow, and the recipient of many writing and teaching awards. She teaches English at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas.