Laird Huntis the author of eight novels, a collection of stories, and two book-length translations from the French. His latest novel Zorrie has just been longlisted for the National Book Award. He has been a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and won the Anisfield-Wolf Award for Fiction, the Grand Prix de Littérature Américaine, and Italy's Bridge prize. His reviews and essays have been published in the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and many others. He teaches in the Literary Arts program at Brown University and lives in Providence.