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Molly Antopol’s debut story collection, The UnAmericans (W.W. Norton), won the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award, a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Award, the French-American Prize, the Ribalow Prize and a California Book Award Silver Medal. The book was longlisted for the 2014 National Book Award and was a finalist the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, the National Jewish Book Award and the Sami Rohr Prize, among others. The book appeared on over a dozen “Best of 2014” lists and will be published in seven countries. Her writing has appeared widely and won a 2015 O.Henry Prize. She’s the recipient of fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and Stanford University, where she was a Wallace Stegner Fellow and has taught in their Creative Writing Program since 2008. Currently a fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, she’s at work on a novel, which will also be published by Norton.