Amy Bloom is the author of White Houses, the fictionalised account of the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok. She is also the author of two New York Times bestsellers and three collections of short stories, a children’s book and a ground-breaking collection of essays. She's been a nominee for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, and numerous anthologies. She has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, O Magazine and Vogue, among many other publications, and has won a National Magazine Award for Fiction. Her work has been translated into fifteen languages. She lives in Connecticut and is Wesleyan University’s Shapiro-Silverberg Professor of Creative Writing.