ZZ Packer

Z.Z. Packer's first collection, "Drinking Coffee Elsewhere", was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, and a "New York Times" Notable Book, and was selected by John Updike for the "Today Show" Book Club. She has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for fiction, a Whiting Writers' Award, and a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award. Packer is on the faculty of California College of the Arts, and her stories have been anthologized in "Best American Short Stories" and "New Stories from the South".