Francine Prose is a novelist and critic whose most recent novel, The Vixen, was published by Harper in June, 2021. Her previous books include the novels Lovers at the Chameleon Club: Paris, 1932, My New American Life, Goldengrove, A Changed Man and Blue Angel, which was a finalist for the 2001 National Book Award, and the nonfiction New York Times bestseller Reading Like A Writer: A Guide For People Who Love Books and For Those Who Want to Write Them. She writes frequently for the NY Times Book Review and the NY Review of Books. She is a past president of PEN American Center and a member of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She is a Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bard College. She lives in New York City.