About the author: Maile Meloy is the
author of the story collection Half in Love
and the novels Liars and Saints and A
Family Daughter,. Her stories have been
published in The New Yorker, and she has
received The Paris Review's Aga Khan
Prize for Fiction, the PEN/Malamud Award, the
Rosenthal Foundation Award, and a Guggenheim
Fellowship. She lives in California.
About Meloy's first novel, Liars and Saints: "This first novel packs quite a punch. In less than 300 pages Maile Meloy paints a picture of 50 years in the life of one Californian family from World War II to the present. It seemed to me that the less words she used to describe a scene, or the feelings of a character, the more vividly I was able to relate to that person or situation. It takes great skill to hone one's words to this ...