Saturday, March 29, 2008

April 29: Ann Hood and Dana Kinstler

Ann Hood is the author, most recently, of the novel The Knitting Circle and the forthcoming memoir, Comfort: A Journey Through Grief. Her short stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Tin House, The Paris Review, Bon Appetit, Traveler, and many more publications. She has won two Pushcart Prizes, The Paul Bowles Prize for Short Fiction, and a Best American Spiritual Writing Award.

Dana Kinstler won the Southern Indiana Review’s fiction prize in 2007, and The Missouri Review Editor’s prize in 2000. Her fiction has been published in Salamander Review and the Mississippi Review. Her essays have appeared or are forthcoming in the Stella Magazine section of the Sunday London Telegraph, and in the anthologies: My Father Married Your Mother: Writers Talk about Stepparents, Stepchildren and Everyone in Between, Mr. Wrong, About Face, and Feed Me. She grew up in New York City and now lives in the Hudson River Valley, New York with her husband and two daughters.