Dawn Raffel is the author of four books, including two critically acclaimed short story collections (In the Year of Long Division; Further Adventures in the Restless Universe), a novel (Carrying the Body), and a bestselling memoir (The Secret Life of Objects). Her next book, a biography, is under contract at Blue Rider, a division of Penguin. She has published in a wide range of literary and mass circulation publications, including O, The Oprah Magazine, More magazine, Conjunctions, BOMB, Open City, NOON, the Mississippi Review, and many others. Anthologies include The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories and The Best American Small Fictions, as well as citations in Best American Short Stories and The Pushcart Prize Anthology. A longtime editor, she now works independently for publishers, agents, and private clients.