Dana Czapnik’s debut novel The Falconer was published in January 2019 by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. Czapnik was awarded a 2018 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Fiction from The New York Foundation for the Arts. In 2017, she was awarded an Emerging Writers Fellowship from the Center for Fiction. Czapnik earned her MFA at Hunter College where she was recognized with a Hertog Fellowship. She’s spent most of her career on the editorial side of professional sports including stints at ESPN the Magazine, the United States Tennis Association and the Arena Football League. A native New Yorker, she lives in Manhattan with her husband and son.