Carin Clevidence grew up on the south shore of Long Island and an island in Puget Sound. A graduate of Oberlin College and the University of Michigan, she has worked as a bookstore clerk, deckhand, writing instructor, and assistant expedition leader in Antarctica. She is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award and a fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, and her short stories have appeared in Story, the Indiana Review, and the Michigan Quarterly Review, among others. Her travel writing has appeared in Grand Tour and the Asahi Weekly of Japan. Her first novel, The House on Salt Hay Road, will be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in June, 2010. She lives in Massachusetts with her two children, is currently at work on a second novel, and divides her time between the sublime and the ridiculous.