Nickolas Butler is a graduate of the Iowa Writer's Workshop and the author of the internationally best-selling novel Shotgun Lovesongs, the acclaimed short story collection Beneath the Bonfire, and the prize-winning novel The Hearts of Men. His fourth book is the novel Little Faith, which was published in March by Ecco. His work has been translated into nine languages and he has been short-listed or won many of France's top literary awards. He lives south of Eau Claire, Wisconsin on sixteen acres of land adjacent to a buffalo farm. He is married and has two children.