Lisa Gornick has been hailed by NPR as “one of the most perceptive, compassionate writers of fiction in America…immensely talented and brave.” She is the author of four novels: “Tinderbox,” “Louisa Meets Bear” and “The Peacock Feast” — all published by Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and Picador — and “A Private Sorcery,” published by Algonquin. Her stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Salon, Slate and Real Simple.
“Tinderbox” was awarded 4 out of 4 stars by People and called “an extraordinary book, written for adults” by National Book Critics Circle Winner Joan Silber. “Louisa Meets Bear” received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist and an “A” from Entertainment Weekly. It was also featured on NPR’s “Morning Edition” and was chosen as a “Fresh Pick” by Oprah.com. “The Peacock Feast” (upcoming 2/19) is described by Meg Wolitzer as “one of those rare books that feels both grand and intimate, bringing the reader deeply into a very vivid past.”