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Biography

I was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and now my husband--a psychologist--and I live in Manhattan. We have two grown daughters. Meg is a novelist and Nancy is a visual artist.

I started writing when I was a child. My first published work, at 9, was a poem about winter in the Junior Inspector’s Club Journal, sponsored by the New York City Department of Sanitation. But I was really a late bloomer, publishing my first short story in my 30’s and my first novel, ENDING, when I was 44. For a while I was billed as The Great Middle-Aged Hope.

I’ve taught in many creative writing programs, including the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, Columbia University and N.Y.U. and have received honors and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, NEA, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and the American Academy of Arts & Letters.

Novels

AN AVAILABLE MAN
SUMMER READING
THE DOCTOR’S DAUGHTER
TUNNEL OF LOVE
SILVER
IN THE PALOMAR ARMS
HEARTS
IN THE FLESH
ENDING

Non-Fiction

THE COMPANY OF WRITERS

Novels for Young Readers

WISH YOU WERE HERE
TOBY LIVED HERE
OUT OF LOVE
INTRODUCING SHIRLEY BRAVERMAN