Debra Spark, United States
Debra Spark is the author of five books of fiction, including Unknown Caller, The Pretty Girl, and Good for the Jews. Other books include Curious Attractions: Essays on Fiction Writing, and the anthology Twenty Under Thirty. Her second book on fiction writing--And Then Something Happened released in 2020.
Her novels and short stories have variously addressed romantic love, marriage, the mysteries of identity, art and deception, and contemporary anti-Semitism. Her novel-in-progress, Rageopolis, uses a narrative line about three stolen paintings to engage with outrage in the personal and public sphere. Her nonfiction includes book reviews, articles on home and design, and essays about aging, parenthood, and grief.
A professor at Colby College and in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, she lives in Maine.