Maile Meloy

Maile Meloy is the author of the novels Liars and SaintsA Family Daughter, and Do Not Become Alarmed; the short-story collections Half in Love and Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It (named one of the 10 Best Books of 2009 by The New York Times Book Review); and a best-selling middle-grade trilogy. Her fiction has won the Paris Review’s Aga Khan Prize for Fiction, the PEN/Malamud Award, and the Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Meloy was shortlisted for the United Kingdom’s Orange Prize and chosen as one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists. She lives in Los Angeles.


All in the Family

The Meloys leave their young readers with a similar message: Here are the keys to the world. Drive with care....

Three Novels

By Nightfall, like The Hours, is chock full of literary reference, especially Thomas Mann (Death in Venice), not Virginia Woolf....

Discoveries: Maile Meloy

MAILE MELOY SAYS IT'S FOR AGES ten and up, and I think that includes 52. This delightful secret garden of a ...

Discoveries: Maile Meloy

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