Molly Antopol is a recent Wallace Stegner Fellow in fiction at Stanford University, where she currently teaches as a Jones Lecturer. Her short stories have appeared in numerous American publications, and she has received special mention in ‘Best American Short Stories’. Her essays and reviews appear in the ‘San Francisco Chronicle’, ‘The Rumpus’ and NPR’s ‘This American Life’. She lives in San Francisco and Tel Aviv.
‘Sometimes melancholy, often witty and always absorbing, these subtle stories of flawed humanity are a delight’ Observer ‘”The UnAmericans”, is poised to be this year’s sensation. The layered riches and historical sweep of its stories make them feel grand, like novels writ small … Antopol appears to be at the beginning of an illustrious career’ Esquire ‘Like individual novels, these stories appeal, satisfy and delight … They’ll make you nostalgic, not just for earlier times, but for another era in short fiction … A beautiful and appealing collection’ Meg Wolitzer, NPR ‘A writer of seismic talent’ Adam Johnson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of ‘The Orphan Master's Son’ ‘These are incredible short stories and even a dip into them is rewarding’ Stylist, ‘Books of the Year’ ‘“The UnAmericans” is Molly Antopol’s debut book and that’s amazing; she has the skill of an experienced writer and the emotional clarity of a much older woman’ Emerald Street