Iris Smyles has published two books of fiction: Iris Has Free Time and Dating Tips for the Unemployed. Dating Tips for the Unemployed is a semi-finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor. Founder and editor of the web museum Smyles & Fish, she edited and wrote the afterword for the cult book, The Capricious Critic by Ari Martin Samsky, based on a column she commissioned for that site. Her short stories and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, BOMB, Paris Review Daily, Vogue, The Observer, McSweeny's Internet Tendency, and Best American Travel Writing 2015 among other publications, anthologies, and artist catalogs. She was a humor columnist for Splice Today and lives in New York and online at www.irissmyles.com.