Amy Bloom is the author of three novels, three collections of short stories, a children’s book, and a book of essays. She has been a nominee for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, and numerous anthologies here and abroad. She has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and The Atlantic, among many other publications, and has won a National Magazine Award for Fiction. Her most recent novel, Lucky Us, was published in 2014. She lives in Connecticut and is Wesleyan University’s Distinguished University Writer in Residence.