Lydia Millet is an American novelist, short-story writer, and conservationist. She is the author of eleven works of fiction. Millet won the PEN-USA award for fiction for her early novel, My Happy Life in 2002; in 2010, her story collection Love in Infant Monkeys was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. In 2008, 2011, and 2012 she published three novels in a critically acclaimed series: How the Dead Dream, Ghost Lights, and Magnificence. In 2014, she published her first book for young-adult readers, Pills and Starships. This was followed by the satirical novel, Mermaids in Paradise/. Sweet Lamb of Heaven, a psychological thriller, was longlisted for the National Book Award in 2016. Fight No More is her second collection of short stories and is forthcoming from W.W. Norton in June 2018.