About the Author:
A native New Yorker, Roberta Allen left home at twenty to travel in Europe. She lived and worked in Amsterdam, Athens, and Berlin. Her travels have inspired many of her short stories and several books.
She is the author of two story collections: Certain People and The Traveling Woman, both praised by The New York Times Book Review. Her novella-in-stories, The Daughter, and her novel, The Dreaming Girl, were both praised by the Village Voice. Her stories have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies. She has taught in the writing program at Columbia University, and in private writers’ workshops since 1991.