Gayle Brandeis

Gayle Brandeis is the author of Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write (HarperSanFrancisco), Dictionary Poems (Pudding House Publications), and The Book of Dead Birds: A Novel (HarperCollins), which won Barbara Kingsolver's Bellwether Prize for Fiction in Support of a Literature of Social Change. Her poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared in dozens of magazines and anthologies, including, Nerve, and the Mississippi Review, and have won numerous awards, including the QPB/Story Magazine Short Story Award and a Barbara Mandigo Kelley Peace Poetry Award. She teaches fiction through the UCLA Writers Program and is Writer in Residence for the Mission Inn Foundation's Family Voices Project. Gayle lives in Riverside, CA with her husband and two children.