Katharine Noel teaches at Johns Hopkins University. Her first novel, Halfway House, was a New York Times Editors' Choice and winner of the Kate Chopin Writing Award as well as the Ken/NAMI Award. Her writing has won grants from the Rona Jaffe, Henfield-Transatlantic, and Barbara Deming foundations, and she was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Her latest novel, Meantime, was just published by Grove Atlantic.