Mary Beth Keane attended Barnard College and the University of Virginia, where she received an MFA. In 2011, she was named one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 under 35,” and in 2015 she was awarded a John S. Guggenheim fellowship for fiction writing. She is the author of The Walking People, Fever, and Ask Again, Yes, which was an instant New York Times best seller, debuting at #5. To date, translation rights to Ask Again, Yes have sold in fifteen languages, with most translated editions forthcoming in 2020. Both Fever and Ask Again, Yes are in development to become limited television series.