Francine Prose is the author of a eighteen highly acclaimed works of fiction, including Bigfoot Dreams, Household Saints, Hunters and Gatherers, Primitive People, Guided Tours of Hell, and the National Book Award finalist Blue Angel. Her short story ‘The Mirror’ appeared in the short story collection Reader, I Married Him (2016). Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, GQ, Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, and The Paris Review. The recipient of numerous grants and awards, including Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships, Francine Prose was a Director’s Fellow at the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. She lives in New York City.