Maile Meloy

Novelist, essayist, and short-story writer MAILE MELOY’s latest work is the novel DO NOT BECOME ALARMED, which was included in over 30 2017 “Best Books of the Summer” lists, including Publishers Weekly and PBS NewsHour. She is the author of the novels LIARS AND SAINTS and A FAMILY DAUGHTER, and the story collections HALF IN LOVE and BOTH WAYS IS THE ONLY WAY I WANT IT, which was named one of the “Ten Best Books of the Year” by The New York Times Book Review. She has also written a trilogy for young readers, the first book of which, THE APOTHECARY, won the E.B. White Award. Meloy’s short stories have been published in The New YorkerThe Paris ReviewGranta, and BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES, and she has received The Paris Review’s Aga Khan Prize for Fiction, the Pen/Malamud Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Rosenthal Foundation Award, two California Book Awards, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her essays have appeared in The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe New YorkerSlateSunset, and O, the Oprah Magazine.


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