Animal Wife is dedicated to my mother, Pamela, who always answered my bedtime request for “one more book” with three more books. She’s fascinated by everything, without hyperbole. Hers are not passing interests, but deep dives into obscure subjects, from kaleidoscopes and secret societies to colonial beer-making techniques. For a selection of my mother’s books, listen to my 3-minute episode of the micro-podcast Without Books.
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Lara Ehrlich is the author of the short story collection Animal Wife, forthcoming from Red Hen Press. Animal Wife won Red Hen’s Fiction Award, judged by Ann Hood. Lara’s writing appears in StoryQuarterly, Hunger Mountain, The Massachusetts Review, The Normal School, and River Styx, among others. She has been nominated for a 2020 Pushcart Prize and has attended the Bread Loaf and Tin House Writers’ Workshops. She has received scholarship support from the Vermont Studio Center, the Glen East Workshop, and the Midwest Writers Workshop. Lara lives in Connecticut, where she is the director of marketing for the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven. View all posts by Lara Ehrlich