Elie Piha is from Athens, Georgia. From 2008 to 2012, he served as an Paratrooper, deploying to Afghanistan in 2009. His fiction centers around his experiences in the Army. In 2016, Elie won Southwest Review’s David Nathan Meyerson Award for Fiction for his story “Thinking About Women on the Other Side of the World.” Through the GI Bill, Elie received a BA in English from UC Berkeley. He is currently at work on his first novel.