Michelle Herman is the author of the novels Dog and Missing, the novella collection A New and Glorious Life, and The Middle of Everything: Memoirs of Motherhood, which was a finalist in the autobiography/memoir category for the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award in 2006. Other awards and honors include grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, and the Michener-Copernicus Society, as well as major teaching awards from Ohio State University, where she has taught fiction and creative nonfiction writing for many years and directs the MFA program in creative writing. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she also directs a summer program for teenage writers and a graduate interdisciplinary program in the arts.
“This persistently amusing and endearingly eccentric book demonstrates the elasticity and élan of the personal essay in the hands of a consummate practitioner, as well as the plentiful resources of its author’s consciousness.”—Phillip Lopate, author, Art of the Personal Essay
Francesca Segal is the author of The Innocents, winner of the 2012 National Jewish Book Award for Fiction and 2012 The Costa First Novel Award. Born in London, she was brought up between the UK and America, and studied at Oxford University before becoming a writer and journalist. Her work has appeared in Granta, the Guardian, the Financial Times, and Vogue UK and US, amongst many others. She has been a features writer at Tatler, and for three years wrote the Debut Fiction column in the Observer.
‘The Innocents is an exuberant, sensitive, witty novel, elegantly-written, partly a study of universal dramas of love, marriage and fear, partly a very modern, sassy London story, partly a Jewish novel. I found it irresistible.’ -Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of Jerusalem: the Biography
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