Next Letter in the Mail: Laura van den Berg


We’re getting ready to send out our 6/15 Letter in the Mail, and it’s from author Laura van den Berg! Laura writes to us on a train while traveling from New York City to Albany and extolls the virtues of transit and dogs.

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Laura van den Berg was raised in Florida and earned her MFA. at Emerson College. Her first novel, Find Me, was voted “Best book of 2015” by NPR, Time Out New York, and BuzzFeed and was longlisted for the 2016 International Dylan Thomas Prize!  She is also the author of two collections of stories, What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us (Dzanc Books, 2009) and The Isle of Youth (FSG, 2013). What the World was a Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” selection and shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. The Isle of Youth was named a “Best Book of 2013” by over a dozen outlets, including NPR, the Boston Globe, and O, The Oprah Magazine; a finalist for the Frank O’Connor Award; and received The Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters and the 2015 Bard Fiction Prize. Laura lives in Brooklyn with her husband and dog, and she is currently at work on a new story collection and a new novel, both forthcoming from FSG. Beginning in the fall of 2016, she will be a Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in Fiction at Harvard.