Amy Bloom is the author of two novels, two collections of short stories, and was a nominee for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her stories have appeared in 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, The Atlantic Monthly, among many other publications, and has won a National Magazine Award. Her latest novel,Away, is an epic story about a Russian immigrant. She is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Yale University.