Mary Gaitskill | Granta Magazine

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.