Alice Mattison’s most recent novel is Conscience. She is the author of six previous novels, four collections of stories, a collection of poems, and The Kite and the String: How to Write with Spontaneity and Control—and Live to Tell the Tale. Mattison’s essays, stories, and poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, The Threepenny Review, Ecotone, and elsewhere, and have been reprinted in The Pushcart Prize, Best American Short Stories, and PEN/O.Henry Prize Stories. She lives in New Haven, Connecticut and for many years has taught fiction in the MFA program in writing at Bennington College.
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