Nina de Gramont is a novelist and short story writer. Her first book, the short story collection Of Cats and Men, won a Discovery Award from the New England Booksellers Association and was a Booksense selection. Her novel Gossip of the Starlings was also a Booksense pick. Gramont has also written three novels for teens – The Boy I Love, Meet Me at the River, and Every Little Thing in the World, which was an ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults. Another novel for teens is forthcoming, under the pseudonym Marina Gessner. The Distance From Me to You is a Junior Library Guild selection. Gramount’s essays and short stories have appeared in a variety of magazines including Seventeen, Redbook, and the Harvard Review. Her second novel for adults, The Last September (Algonquin), is set in the desolate autumn beauty of Cape Cod, and combines murder mystery and coming-of-age.