Julia Pierpont is the author of the bestselling novel Among the Ten Thousand Things, recipient of the Prix Fitzgerald in France. She is a graduate of Barnard College and the M.F.A. program at N.Y.U., where she was a Rona Jaffe Graduate Fellow and a Stein Fellow. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, and Guernica, as well as in the essay collection CRUSH: Writers Reflect on Love, Longing and the Power of Their First Celebrity Crush. Julia splits her time between New York and Los Angeles, and is a member of the creative writing faculty at NYU.