Photo: Marion Ettlinger

                                    Photo: Marion Ettlinger


BINNIE KIRSHENBAUM is the author of six novels and one short story collection. She has twice won the Critic's Choice Award and the Discovery Award. She was one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists and one of Paper magazine's Beautiful People. Her books have been selected as Favorite Books of the Year by The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, Newsweek Magazine, Vogue and National Public Radio. Her work has been translated into seven languages. She is a professor and Fiction Director at Columbia University Graduate School of the Arts.

Praise for Binnie Kirshenbaum

"Binnie Kirshenbaum is a rare and remarkable writer."
—Michael Cunningham

". . . the younger sister of Philip Roth. . . ."
—Carlin Romano

"A tremendous talent. Her novels are sexy, intelligent, complex, and provocative; they press against your heart the way old lovers do."
—Junot Diaz

". . . Kirshenbaum, the prolific writer of novels and stories written with wit and serious moral concern . . . is a presence to be reckoned with. One of her charms is that vestigial ladylike manner of a young woman who deports herself properly, aims for grace. . . . (A) novelist of enormous cultural reach. . . . the voice of a writer, known, or on the endless journey to knowing herself."
—Maureen Howard

"Not many young female novelists can deal with sex, the appetite for it, and the loss of such appetite, with such candor, lack of self-protection, and humor as Binnie Kirshenbaum."
—Norman Mailer

"Just when you think it is safe to laugh, she turns the tables on you. The funnier her books get, the more poignant they are."
—Tova Mirvis

"This author (Kirshenbaum) is indeed a humorist, even a comedian, a sort of stand-up tragic."
—Richard Howard

"For years, Binnie Kirshenbaum has quietly been one of the funniest and smartest writers we have in the U.S. . . . her books have razor sharp teeth and surprising depths."
—Jessa Crispin

". . . . a novelist who gracefully defies classification"
—Richard Ford