Pre-Order the Country Roots Music Issue

For the 24th annual music issue, we return to the roots of country music and celebrate the essence of “countrified” sound.

Ben Stroud


Ben Stroud is the author of the story collection Byzantium, which won the 2013 Story Prize Spotlight Award and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Bakeless Fiction Prize. His stories have appeared in Harper’s, Zoetrope, and One Story, among other publications, and have been anthologized in New Stories from the South and Best American Mystery Stories.