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Ilie Ruby is the author of The Salt Gods Daughter (September 2012) and the critically-acclaimed novel, The Language of Trees, which debuted in 2010 and was a Target Emerging Authors Pick and a First Magazine for Women Readers Choice, and for which complex Chinese rights were sold. Raised in Rochester, NY, she attended the University of Southern Californias Professional Writing Program, where she was fiction editor of The Southern California Anthology. She holds a masters degree in education from Simmons College, and specialized in documentary filmmaking at Emerson College. Awards include the Edwin L. Moses Prize for Fiction, chosen by T.C. Boyle; a Kerr Foundation Scholarship, and the Phi Kappa Phi Award for Creative Fiction. Ruby is also a recipient of the Wesleyan Writers Conference Davidoff Scholarship and the Barbara Kemp Award for Outstanding Teaching and Scholarship. Ruby is a painter, poetry enthusiast, and mother to three children and one very sociable Great Dane.