Amy Bloom is the author of two novels, three collections of short stories, and 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 recent collection of short stories, WHERE THE GOD OF LOVE HANGS OUT, came out in January 2010. Her latest novel is LUCKY US, (Random House). She lives in Connecticut and taught at Yale University for the last decade. She is now Wesleyan University’s Distinguished University Writer in Residence.