Ann Beattie is the author of nine short story collections and eight novels. She has been included in four O. Henry Award collections, in John Updike’s The Best American Short Stories of the Century, and in Jennifer Egan’s The Best American Short Stories 2014. In 2000, she received the PEN/Malamud Award for achievement in the short story. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has a story in the forthcoming Pushcart Prize 40th anniversary issue. She and her husband, Lincoln Perry, live in Maine and Key West, Florida.