E. Lily Yu is the author of On Fragile Waves (Erewhon Books, 2021) and the librettist of Between Stars (with composer Steven K. Tran, for the Seattle Opera's 2021 Jane Lang Creation Lab). She received the Artist Trust LaSalle Storyteller Award in 2017 and the Astounding Award for Best New Writer in 2012. More than 30 of her stories have appeared in venues ranging from Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly Concern to Tor.com, as well as in 12 best-of-the-year anthologies, and have been finalists for the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Sturgeon, and World Fantasy Awards. She can be found online at elilyyu.com.