About the Author

Anne Korkeakivi is the author of An Unexpected Guest

Anne Korkeakivi is the author of the novels An Unexpected Guest (2012) and Shining Sea (2016), both from Little, Brown. Her short fiction and nonfiction have been published by the Atlantic, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Times (UK), Travel & Leisure, Time, Ms., the Yale Review, Consequence magazine, the Bellevue Literary Review, The Millions, Literary Hub and many additional periodicals in the US, the UK, and online, and a recent essay that ran originally in Brain, Child was chosen for Best Women’s Travel Writing, Vol. 10. She is a Hawthornden Fellow.

Anne was born and raised in New York City, raised also in western Massachusetts, and earned a BA in Classics from Bowdoin College and an MA in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. She’s lived in many other places as well, including Helsinki, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and Strasbourg in eastern France, from where she worked for the publisher Flammarion and traveled to Paris often. She currently splits her time between New York City, Cambridge, MA, and Geneva, Switzerland, where her husband is a human-rights lawyer with the UN. They have two daughters.

You can read an author q and a with Anne here.

Look for a few book suggestions from Anne here. They change regularly – always on a new theme and usually a mix of recent and older titles – so check back.

You can get in touch with Anne via the contact page and follow her on Twitter here.