The recipient of Guggenheim and NEA fellowships, A.M. Homes is the author of the novels, *This Book Will Save Your Life*, *Music For Torching*, *The End of Alice*, *In a Country of Mothers*, *The Mistress's Daughter* and *Jack*, as well as the short-story collections, *Things You Should Know* and *The Safety of Objects*, the travel memoir, *Los Angeles: People, Places and The Castle on the Hil*l, and the artist's book *Appendix A*. Her work has been translated into 18 languages and appears frequently in *Art Forum*, *Harper's*, *Granta*, *McSweeney's*, *The New Yorker*, *The New York Times*, and *Zoetrope*. She is a Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair. A writer/producer of the hit television show *The L Word*, Homes wrote the adaptation of her first novel *Jack*, for Showtime. The film aired in 2004 and won an Emmy Award for Stockard Channing. Director Rose Troche's film adaptation of *The Safety of Objects* was released in 2003. *This Book Will Save Your Life* is currently in development with Stone Village Pictures.