Rivka Galchen is an award winning fiction writer and journalist whose work appears often in the New Yorker, Harper’s, the London Review of Books, and the New York Times. She is the author of three books: Atmospheric Disturbances (FSG, 2008), American Innovations (FSG, 2014), and Little Labors (New Directions, 2016). She has received numerous prizes and fellowships, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Rona Jaffe Fellowship, the Berlin Prize, and the William J Saroyan International Prize in Fiction. In 2010, she was included on the New Yorker’s list of 20 Writers Under 40. Galchen holds an MD from Mount Sinai School of Medicine.