Sigrid Nunez has published five novels: A Feather on the Breath of God, Naked Sleeper, Mitz: The Marmoset of Bloomsbury, For Rouenna, and The Last of Her Kind. She has also been a contributor to numerous journals, including The New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, Harper’s, McSweeney’s, Threepenny Review, and The Believer. Among the awards she has received are a Whiting Writer’s Award, the Rome Prize in Literature, and a Berlin Prize Fellowship. She has been visiting writer or writer-in-residence at Amherst College, Smith College, Sarah Lawrence College, Washington University, Baruch College, and the University of California, Irvine. She has also been on the faculty of Columbia University and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.