Emily Barton is the author of two novels: Brookland (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2006) and The Testament of Yves Gundron (FSG, 2000), both of which were named New York Times Notable Books of the Year; Brookland was also long-listed for the IMPAC Prize and named one of the twenty-five best books of the year by the Los Angeles Times. She has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, and won the 2002 Bard Fiction Prize. She graduated summa cum laude from Harvard and earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. In addition to her work at Princeton, she currently serves as Lecturer in English at Yale University and as Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bard College. She lives in upstate New York with her husband and son.