Maile Meloy is the author of the novels Liars and Saints and A Family Daughter, and the story collections Half in Love and Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It, which in 2009 was named one of the Ten Best Books by the New York Times Book Review. Her book for young readers, The Apothecary, was a New York Times bestseller and won the 2012 E.B. White Award. Meloy’s stories have been published in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Granta, and she has received The Paris Review Aga Khan Prize for Fiction, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story, the Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, two California Book Awards, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Maile lives in Los Angeles.