Erin Bow was born in the American Midwest and studied particle physics in college, eventually working at the CERN laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland. She then decided to leave science in order to concentrate on her love of writing. Her award-winning debut novel, Plain Kate, is featured on our Reading List. She lives in Kitchener, Ontario, with her husband James and their two children.

Erin’s latest book, SIMON SORT OF SAYS was named to the long list for the (American) National Book Award.   See this New Yorker Piece covering the list, among many others.