Alice Mattison’s novels include The Book Borrower, Nothing Is Quite Forgotten in Brooklyn, and When We Argued All Night. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Ploughshares, and Ecotone, and been anthologized in The Pushcart Prize, PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, and Best American Short Stories. Her most recent work is The Kite and the String: How to Write with Spontaneity and Control ― and Live to Tell the Tale. She lives in New Haven, Connecticut.