is the author of The Shape of Things to Come, a New York Times Notable Book, and is the recipient of the Calvino prize. Her latest novel, The Man Who Walked Away, is described in a starred Publishers Weekly review as "both unconventional and engaging..... Our need for stories, our relationship with time, the inevitability of loss, and our startling endurance all resonate through her beautifully crafted interweaving of image and observation, fairy tale and fact.”
is the author of eight books of fiction and is the recipient of the Flannery O'Connor Award, a Carl Sandburg Award, & the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize. Her latest book is Palmerino, described by Booklist as "enthralling . . . An intriguing introduction to Violet Paget, and an unusual look into the mysteries of writing."