Susan Minot is an award-winning novelist and short story writer. She is the author of Monkeys, Folly, Lust & Other Stories, Poems 4 A. M., Rapture, and Evening, which was adapted into the feature film of the same name, starring Meryl Streep. Minot also wrote the screenplay of Bernardo Bertolucci’s Stealing Beauty. Her most recent book is Thirty Girls. Minot was born in Boston and currently lives with her daughter, dividing her time between New York City, where she teaches, and an island off the coast of Maine.