MARIA FLOOK has published a second collection of poems, Sea Room, and four books of fiction. Her first novel, Family Night, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, was awarded a PEN/Ernest Hemingway Foundation Special Citation. She has also published two collections of short fiction, a new novel, Open Water, about which The New Yorker wrote: “Flook has fashioned a beautiful book out of the unlikeliest elements.”
A recipient of a Pushcart Prize for fiction and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Maria Flook teaches in the Core Faculty of the Graduate Writing Seminars at Bennington College. She lives in Truro, Massachusetts.