Pamela Erens

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Pamela Erenss third novel, Eleven Hours, will be published by Tin House Books in May 2016 and by Atlantic Books (UK) in July 2016. Eleven Hours is the visceral story of two women, nurse and patientboth with complicated pastsand the fear, regret, and hope in the moments leading up to childbirth.

Pamela's second novel, The Virgins, was published by Tin House Books in 2013. It was a New York Times Book Review and Chicago Tribune Editors' Choice and was named a Best Book of 2013 by The New Yorker, The New Republic, Library Journal, and Salon. The novel was a finalist for the John Gardner Book Award for the best book of fiction published in 2013. A UK edition (John Murray) appeared in , and a German one (C.H. Beck) in 2015.

In 2014, Tin House Books reissued Pamela's debut novel, The Understory, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing.

Pamela is the recipient of 2015 fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the Wesleyan Writers Conference, and a 2014 fellowship from the Sewanee Writers' Conference.  Her short fiction, reviews, and essays have appeared in a wide variety of literary, cultural, and mainstream publications, including The New York Times, Vogue, Elle, Salon, Virginia Quarterly Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, Tin House, The Millions, Aeon, Chicago Review, Boston Review, New England Review, and the anthologies Visiting Hours and The House That Made Me. For many years Pamela was an editor at Glamour magazine.
Pamela Erens recommends
The Weight of a Piano (2019)
Chris Cander
"The Weight of a Piano tenderly illuminates the solace--and the suffering--that art can bring to those who have endured grievous loss. Cander’s ingenious plot braids together vividly disparate geographies and times, swerving deliciously whenever we think we know where she’s heading. She understands love and terror and the uncanny power of inheritance."

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