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Laura van den Berg

Author, FIND ME
Cambridge, MA
Laura van den Berg’s debut novel, Find Me, was a Time Out New York and NPR “Best Book of 2015,” longlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize, and a WH Smith Fresh Talent selection in the UK. She is also the author of two story collections, What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us and The Isle of Youth, both finalists for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Her honors include the Bard Fiction Prize, the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Pushcart Prize, an O. Henry Award, and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Civitella Ranieri Foundation. Her fiction has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories, and she has recently taught creative writing in the M.F.A. Program at Columbia University and at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. At present, Laura lives in Cambridge, MA, with her husband and dog. She is a Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in Fiction at Harvard University and teaches in the M.F.A. Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.