Robin Romm is the author of several books in several genres. Her story collection, The Mother Garden, was a finalist for the PEN USA prize. Her memoir, The Mercy Papers, was a New York Times Notable Book and an EW Top Ten Book of the Year. She recently edited a collection of essays, Double Bind, on the complicated nature of female striving, and is working on a narrative nonfiction book and short stories. She teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and lives in Portland.