November 20, 2006 Geraldine Brooks is the author of two nonfiction books and two novels. Her second novel March won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Brooks lives with her husband and son in Massachusetts.
November 16, 2006 Gail Tsukiyama is the author of five novels. Her most recent novel is Dreaming Water. She teaches creative writing at San Francisco State University and is a freelance book reviewer for the San Francisco Chronicle.
November 15, 2006 Jess Walter is the author of four novels. His latest, The Zero, is a finalist for the 2006 National Book Award. Walter is also an investigative reporter. He lives in Spokane, Washington.
November 15, 2006 Nancy Werlin is the author of six young adult novels. Her latest, The Rules of Survival, is a finalist for the 2006 National Book Awards for Young People's Literature. She lives near Boston, Massachusetts.
November 15, 2006 Mary Gaitskill is the author of four novels; her most recent, Veronica, was a finalist for the 2005 National Book Award. Her short story "Secretary" was the basis for the film of the same name.
November 14, 2006 Myla Goldberg is the author of the novels Bee Season (that's spelling bees, not stinging bees) and Wickett's Remedy (about the 1918 flu epidemic). She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
November 13, 2006 Jeanne Birdsall didn't write professionally until the age of 41. She received the 2005 National Book Award for Young People's Literature for her debut novel, The Penderwicks.
November 10, 2006 Gayle Brandeis' novel Self Storage was originally written in a single month when she participated in the National Novel Writing Month in November 2003. She is also the author of The Book of Dead Birds: A Novel.
November 10, 2006 Curtis Sittenfeld's first novel, Prep, was a bestseller. Her second, The Man of My Dreams, was published in May. She won Seventeen Magazine's fiction contest in 1992 and lives in Philadelphia.
November 10, 2006 Ken Kalfus' most recent novel is A Disorder Peculiar to the Country, a finalist for the National Book Award. The author of two earlier collections of stories and another novel, he lives in Philadelphia.