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Anne Valente

Anne Valente is the author of the novel, The Desert Sky Before Us, out now from William Morrow/HarperCollins. Of Anne’s new novel, author R.O. Kwon writes “The Desert Sky Before Us is a marvel. A vital, profound story of the aftermath of loss, and of the terrors and illuminations of love.”

Valente is the author of two additional books: the novel Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down and the short story collection By Light We Knew Our Names. Her short stories appear in One Story, The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, and The Chicago Tribune, and her essays appear in The Believer and The Washington Post. Originally from St. Louis, she lives in upstate New York where she teaches creative writing at Hamilton College.

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