Siobhan Fallon
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Siobhan Fallon

Siobhan Fallon is the author of the 2012 PEN Center USA Literary Award in Fiction winner You Know When the Men Are Gone. She is also the recipient of the 2012 Indies Choice Honor Award and the Texas Institute of Letters Award for First Fiction. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post Magazine, Woman’s Day, Good Housekeeping, Military Spouse, The Huffington Post, and NPR’s Morning Edition, among others. She was raised in Highland Falls, New York, just outside the gates of the United States Military Academy at West Point. She graduated from Providence College and spent a year at Cambridge University in England. After teaching English in Japan, she earned an MFA at the New School in New York City. She and her family moved to Jordan in 2011, lived in Abu Dhabi from 2013 to 2019, and now reside in Virginia. Her new novel, THE CONFUSION OF LANGUAGES, available everywhere, can be ordered now. For more about Siobhan, please go to: www.siobhanfallon.com "...gripping, straight-up, no-nonsense stories" The New York Times "There is the war we know - from Hollywood and CNN- and then there is the battleground at home depicted by breakout author Siobhan Fallon, an army wife with...a staggering arsenal of talent, her sentences popping like small arm fire, her stories scaring a gasp out of you like tracer rounds burning in the night sky over your home town." - Benjamin Percy, author of The Wilding, Refresh, Refresh, and The Language of Elk "In this poignant and beautiful collection of linked stories, Siobhan Fallon has created a world of characters we need to know. These are our wounded, our courageous, our disheartened, our cynical and our brave. You won't read these stories on the front pages of the newspaper, but still they feel like a news flash about the emotional toll of war. YOU KNOW WHEN THE MEN ARE GONE delivers to us the inner lives of families who fight for our country while fighting their deepest fears and demons. This is a brave and illuminating book." -- Dani Shapiro, author of Devotion "Siobhan Fallon's YOU KNOW WHEN THE MEN ARE GONE is a haunting elegy to those who bear the real burden when our nation goes to war: spouses and children left behind. She writes with the authority of hard-earned experience, and this collection of stories has much to teach us all." -Nathaniel Fick, author of One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer "What a fascinating, rare glimpse into the domesticity of war. This is a wonderful debut. Each beautifully rendered story is braced with intelligence and wisdom." -Jill Ciment, author of Heroic Measures "Siobhan Fallon is a remarkable debut author whose first collection of short stories, YOU KNOW WHEN THE MEN ARE GONE, signals the debut of a new American talent. I was drawn into a world I had never seen before, and found heartache, courage, and laughter there." - Jean Kwok, author of Girl in Translation
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