Melissa Bank is the author of The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing and The Wonder Spot. She won the 1993 Nelson Algren Award for short fiction, and holds an MFA from Cornell University. Her work has appeared in Allure, The Chicago Tribune, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, The Guardian, The North American Review, O: the Oprah Magazine, Ploughshares, The Washington Post, Zoetrope and many others. Her books have been translated into 33 languages. She divides her time between New York City and East Hampton.