One of the most innovative and provocative authors of the new American Literature, in 1999 she was featured in “The New Yorker” as amongst its top twenty “new writers for the new century.” She is the author of a collection of short stories, “The Safety of Objects” (1990), and of six novels. Her first, entitled “Jack” (1989) is the story of a thirteen-year-old boy who discovers his father’s homosexuality. Written when she was nineteen, it has been translated into about ten languages and adopted as a narrative text at schools. “In a Country of Mothers” (1993), and “Music for Torching” (1999) followed, and finally the controversial “The End of Alice” (1996), the story of the correspondence between a convicted child molester and murderer, and a young girl. After this “scandalous” novel, she published “This Book Will Save Your Life” (2006), and the autobiographical “The Mistress’s Daughter.” Homes has received numerous literary prizes in the United States and her tales are regularly published in the most prestigious magazines, from “Vanity Fair” to “The New Yorker”. She also writes as a critic with various literary and artistic magazines, such as “Art Forum”, “Bomb”, and “Blind Spot”. She lives in New York where she teaches at Columbia University. In Italy her books are published by Feltrinelli and Minimum Fax.