Marie-Helene Bertino

India Downes-Le Guin

Marie-Helene Bertino is the author of the novels Parakeet (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2020), a New York Times Editors’ Choice. and 2 AM at the Cat’s Pajamas (Crown, 2014), a NPR Best Books of 2014, and the story collection, Safe as Houses (University of Iowa Press, 2012), winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award. Her fourth book, the novel Beautyland, is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus & Giroux in January 2024. A former One Story and Catapult editor, she teaches creative writing at Yale University. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.