Douglas Light is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and short story writer. His novel The Trouble with Bliss (formerly East Fifth Bliss) won the 2007 Benjamin Franklin Award for Fiction. He co-wrote the screen adaption, which stars Michael C. Hall, Lucy Liu, and Peter Fonda. His story collection, Girls in Trouble, won the 2010 AWP Grace Paley Prize. His stories have appeared in the O. Henry Prize Stories and Best American Nonrequired Reading anthologies as well as Narrative, Guernica, The Alaska Quarterly Review, Failbetter and other magazines.