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									Maile MeloyMaile Meloy
With the succinct stories that have become her signature, Maile Meloy has graced literary publications from The New Yorker to The Paris Review and Best New American Voices. Her first published story collection, Half in Love, promises to bring Meloy's acclaimed vignettes to an even wider audience.

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Fact File

Name:
Maile Meloy
Current Home:
Los Angeles, California
Date of Birth:
1972
Place of Birth:
Helena, Montana
Education:
M.F.A. in Fiction, University of California, Irvine, 2000
Awards:
Aga Khan Prize for Fiction for “Aqua Boulevard,” 2001; Rosenthal Award (from the American Academy of Arts and Letters) for Half in Love, 2002; PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction for Half in Love, 2002





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								A Family Daughter, Author: 
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A Family Daughter
by Maile Meloy
Meloy brings back the Santerres family from her successful Liars and Saints and then transports them to Argentina, where they meet some singular folks, from a wild rich girl to a fading playboy.

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Liars and Saints
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"There are more twists and turns here than in The Thornbirds or even All My Children, says Mark Rozzo of the L.A. Times of Meloy's debut novel. "And yet Meloy somehow makes every sentence of this book wholly believable. This is fearless, unapologetic melodrama, put across with evanescent insight and hard-won sentimentality."

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Edie: American Girl
by Jean Stein, George Plimpton (ed.)
In our interview with Meloy, she recommends Jean Stein's oral biography of Edie Sedgwick, telling us, "It’s unrelentingly fascinating and great, about glamour and fame and money and excess and families and the '60s." Read our interview with Meloy to find out more about her favorite writers and reads, including:

*Appointment in Samarra  by John O'Hara
*The Book of Common Prayer  by Joan Didion
*As I Lay Dying  by William Faulkner
*Catch-22  by Joseph Heller
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