About the Author
I am the author of seven novels, including The Great Man, which won the 2008 PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction, and The Last Cruise, forthcoming from Doubleday in the summer of 2018. I am also the author of two food-centric memoirs, Blue Plate Special and How to Cook a Moose, which won the 2016 Maine Literary Award for Fiction. I have taught fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop as well as short workshops in both memoir and fiction at several residencies and MFA programs. My essays and articles have been published in various magazines, including Vogue, Elle, Bookforum, O, the Oprah Magazine, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Food and Wine, as well as many anthologies, most recently Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed, edited by Meghan Daum, and The Bitch is Back, edited by Cathi Hanauer. I live in Portland, Maine and the White Mountains of New Hampshire with my husband and dog.