I am the author of The Dogs of Littlefield, recently published by Simon & Schuster.

My previous novels are The Ghost at the Table, A Perfect Arrangement, and A Crime in the Neighborhood, which won Great Britain’s Orange Prize.  

My short fiction and essays have appeared in magazines including PloughsharesAgniThe Threepenny ReviewMademoiselleVogueThe New York Times MagazineThe Guardian, and The Quarterly.  

Currently, I teach creative writing at Boston College and the Ranier Writing Workshop, and I am the fiction editor of The Harvard Review.

My husband and I live just outside of Boston.  We have two daughters and a large dog.  



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