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Away (Bloom) - Author Bio

Author Bio 
Birth—1953
Education—B.A. Weslyan University; M.S.W. Smith College
Awards—Costa Award
Currently—lives in Connecticut, USA


Amy Bloom is the author of Come to Me, a National Book Award finalist; A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You, nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Love Invents Us; and Normal. Her stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Short Stories, The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction, and many other anthologies here and abroad.

She has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, Vogue, Slate, and Salon, among other publications, and has won a National Magazine Award. Bloom teaches creative writing at Yale University.  

Bloom pubished her first novel, Away, in 2008. Another collection of stories, Where the God of Love Hangs Out, was published in 2010.  (From the publisher.)

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Trained as a social worker, Bloom has practiced psychotherapy and is currently a part-time lecturer of Creative Writing at the department of English at Yale University. Although not a psychologist, her involvement with psychotherapy played a role in writing the Lifetime Television network TV show, State of Mind, which takes a look at the professional lives of psychiatrists. Bloom is listed as one of the writers for the series and a co-executive producer.

Bloom received her B.A. from Wesleyan University, and a M.S.W. (Masters of Social Work) from Smith College. Bloom is divorced and has two daughters and a son. She resides in Connecticut. (From Wikipedia.)




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