About the Author
I’ve published seven novels, including The Great Man, which won the 2008 PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction, and The Last Cruise, published in paperback from Vintage Anchor in June 2019. I’ve also published two food-centric memoirs, Blue Plate Special and How to Cook a Moose, which won the 2016 Maine Literary Award for Memoir. I have taught fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop as well as short workshops in both memoir and fiction at various residencies and MFA programs and will teach anonfiction workshop at Bates College next spring. I’ve published my shorter pieces in places like Tin House, the Baffler, Down East, Portland Magazine, Vogue, Elle, Bookforum, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Food and Wine, as well as a lot of anthologies, most recently Why I Like This Story, edited by Jackson Bryer, 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 our two dogs, and I’m currently working on a new novel, working title The Infernal World.