Mary Gaitskill

Mary Gaitskill is the author of three novels, three books of short stories, and an essay collection. She was born in Kentucky, sold flowers in San Francisco as a teenage runaway and now lives in Brooklyn. In 2002 she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, and that same year her story ‘Secretary’, from the collection Bad Behaviour, was made into a film. Her most recent works are the novel The Mare and the collection of essays Somebody with a Little Hammer.