Mary Gaitskill

Finalist, 2005 National Book Awards

Mary Gaitskill is the author of Bad Behavior, a collection of short stories, and Two Girls, Fat and Thin, a novel. Her previous book was Because They Wanted To, which was nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1998. Her stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, Esquire, The Best American Short Stories (1993) and The O.Henry Prize Stories (1998). The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, she teaches creative writing at Syracuse University.
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Veronica

Veronica by Mary Gaitskill book jacket, 2005
ISBN 9780375421457 Pantheon

Set in Paris, California, and Manhattan, an often harsh but ultimately thrilling chronicle of a young woman’s coming-of-age and the memories of her friendship with an eccentric older woman. More about this book >

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Mary Gaitskill

Mary Gaitskill is the author of Bad Behavior, a collection of short stories, and Two Girls, Fat and Thin, a novel. Her previous book was Because They Wanted To, which was nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1998. Her stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, Esquire, The Best American Short Stories (1993) and The O.Henry Prize Stories (1998). The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, she teaches creative writing at Syracuse University.

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