In this episode of the Colorado Review Podcast, host Lilia Shrayfer sits down with Danny Thiemann to discuss his story “One Bad Night in San José, Costa Rica,” forthcoming in the Colorado Review‘s Fall/Winter 2021 issue. This story was awarded the 2021 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction by final judge T. Geronimo Johnson. Thiemann is also the recipient of the 2020 Tobias Wolff Prize for Fiction from the Bellingham Review, an Award for New Writers from New York City’s Table4 Foundation, and a Madalyn Lamont Award for Fiction from the American University in Cairo. His writing has appeared in the New Delta Review, the Bosque Review, Your Impossible Voice, the Beloit Fiction Journal, and Guernica Magazine. He works at Earthjustice and previously worked for the Programa de Campesinos/Farmworker Program at Oregon Law Center. Danny sits down with podcast host Lilia Shrayfer to talk immigration and legacy, how activism informs writing, surrealism as a way to explode dystopian elements of real life, and great craft advice to emerging writers.