Ellen Hawley is the author of Other People Manage, which will be published in Britain in April 2022. She has published three novels in the United States: The Divorce Diet, Open Line, and Trip Sheets. She has moonlighted as a radio talk show host, driven a cab, taught creative writing, and for eighteen years edited the Loft Literary Center’s magazine. She is a native New Yorker but lived in Minnesota for forty years and now lives in Cornwall. read more »


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