Mary Gaitskill is the author of the story collections Bad Behavior, Because They Wanted To
(nominated for a PEN/Faulkner Award) and Don’t Cry,
and the novels Two Girls, Fat and Thin
, which was nominated for the National Book Award. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Esquire, The Best American Short Stories,
and The O. Henry Prize Stories
. She lives in New York.