Goldie Goldbloom‘s novel, The Paperbark Shoe, won the AWP Award and the Novel of the Year from the Independent Publisher’s Association. Her writing has appeared in such journals as The Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, TriQuarterly and many others. This year, she was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a Brown Foundation – Dora Maar Fellowship. Goldbloom teaches writing at Northwestern University and holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College. She lives in Chicago with her eight children.