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 the forthcoming Shining Sea (2016), both from Little, Brown & Co. Her short fiction has been published by such as the Atlantic, the Yale Review, Consequence magazine, and the Bellevue Literary Review, and she is a Hawthornden Fellow. Her nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Times (UK), Travel & Leisure, Time, Ms., The Millions, and many additional periodicals in the US, the UK, and online. An essay that ran originally in Brain, Child was recently chosen for Best Women’s Travel Writing, Vol. 10.

Anne was born in New York City, and was raised there and in western Massachusetts, earning 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 traveled to Paris often. She currently splits her time between New York 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.