C. Dale Young practices medicine full-time and teaches in the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers. He is the author of The Day Underneath the Day (TriQuarterlyBooks, 2001), The Second Person (Four Way Books, 2007), Torn (Four Way Books, 2011) and The Halo (Four Way Books, 2016). He is a previous winner of the Grolier Prize, both the Stanley P. Young Fellowship, and Amanda Davis Fellowship from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation. He lives in San Francisco with the biologist and composer, Jacob Bertrand, his spouse.