Debra Dean is the bestselling author of three critically acclaimed books that have been published in twenty-two languages. Her debut novel, The Madonnas of Leningrad, was a New York Times Editors’ Choice, a #1 Booksense Pick, a Booklist Top Ten Novel, and an American Library Association Notable Book of the Year. It was longlisted for the IMPAC International Dublin Literary Award. Confessions of a Falling Woman, a collection of short fiction, won the Paterson Fiction Prize and a Florida Book Award. Debra lives in Miami and is on the faculty of the Creative Writing Program at Florida International University.