Anne Valente is the author of two novels, Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down and The Desert Sky Before Us, as well as the short story collection, By Light We Knew Our Names. Her fiction appears in One Story, American Short Fiction, The Kenyon Review, and The Chicago Tribune, and her essays appear in The Believer, Guernica, Literary Hub, and The Washington Post. Originally from St. Louis, she currently lives in upstate New York where she teaches creative writing at Hamilton College.
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