Bio

Molly Giles’ memoir, Life Span (WTAW Press), based on her life as a writer in the Bay Area, came out in 2024. Her second novel,The Home For Unwed Husbands (Leapfrog Press) was published in 2023. Her fifth collection of short stories, Wife With Knife, won the Leapfrog Press Global Fiction Prize, and was published in both the US and Britain in 2021.She has published a previous novel, Iron Shoes, and four previous prize winning collections of stories: Rough Translations, which won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, the Boston Globe Award and the Bay Area Book Reviewers award; Creek Walk, which won the Small Press Best Fiction Award, the California Commonwealth Silver Medal for Fiction, and was a New York Times Notable Book; Bothered, which won the Split Oak Press Flash Fiction Award; and All the Wrong Places, which won the Spokane Prize for Fiction. She has also published an ebook of stories, Three for the Road. Her work has been included in numerous anthologies including the O. Henry and Pushcart Prize (three times) and she has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Marin Arts Council, and the Arkansas Arts Council. Molly has taught fiction writing at San Francisco State University, University of Hawaii in Manoa, San Jose State University, the National University of Ireland at Galway, the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, and at numerous writing conferences, including The Community of Writers in Olympic Valley and Naropa. She has won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Book Reviewing, been awarded residences at MacDowell, Yadoo, Montalvo Arts Center and The House of Literature in Paros, Greece, and has edited many published writers, including Amy Tan. She lives in Woodacre, California.

 

Coming June 4, 2024