Anne-E. Wood is a fiction writer. She has a BA in Dramatic Arts and English from Macalester College and an MFA in Fiction from San Francisco State University. Her collection Two If By Sea won the 2006 Michael Rubin Award. She has taught writing at San Francisco State University, Rutgers University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Gotham Writers' Workshop and in homeless shelters, juvenile halls, public schools, and community centers all over the country. She currently lives in Brooklyn where she is at work on a novel.

"What will strike you first is the sheer energy and muscularity of Wood's prose. This is a book full of wounds, of damage, of mayhem, an unflinching look at the American family, past and present. But read these stories with as much slow care as they were written, and what you will take away-and what will remain a long time after you put this book down-are the very souls (and hearts) of her characters."

-- Peter Orner

"These stories go off like fireworks. Anne-E. Wood's writing is fierce, tender, reckless, precise, alarming, lovely, and unforgettable."

--Michelle Carter

"The heady acceleration and syncopated rhythms of Anne-E. Wood's joyous prose immerse the reader into a subtly irreal world of utmost verisimilitude-one both made and demystified by true art. An uncommonly gifted young writer."

--Mikhail Iossel