Pamela Erens's new novel, The Virgins, will be published by Tin House Books in August 2013. Her first novel, The Understory (2007), was the winner of the Ironweed Press Fiction Prize and a finalist for both the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction and the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. Pamela's short fiction has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes and has appeared in Chicago Review, Boston Review, The Literary Review,, Bellingham Review, Upstreet, Skidrow Penthouse and Redivider. She is featured in the short-story anthology Visiting Hours (Press 53). Pamela is the recipient of two New Jersey State Council on the Arts fellowships in fiction. Her website is www.pamela-erens.com.
Pamela has also published poetry, literary essays, articles, and book reviews in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, New York Newsday, Glamour, O: The Oprah Magazine, Michigan Quarterly Review, New England Review, Ms.,and Mother Jones. A longtime editor at magazines including Glamour and 7 Days, she has won national awards for both her editing and her journalism.
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