Alexandra Enders was born in Boston, MA and grew up in Cambridge, London, and New York City. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College and worked in New York as a magazine editor and writer before getting an MFA in Writing from Vermont College in 2000. She has published stories in BOMB, Hunger Mountain, and Critical Quarterly, and was a finalist in the inaugural cycle of the Rolex Mentor & Protégé Arts Initiative in 2002. Bride Island is her first novel. She lives in New York.