Ann Packer

Ann Packer received the Great Lakes Book Award" "for" "The Dive from Clausen's Pier, which was a national bestseller. She is also the author of Mendocino" "and Other Stories. She is a past recipient of a James Michener award and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. Her fiction has appeared in "The New Yorker, Ploughshares," and other magazines, as well as in Prize Stories 1992: The O. Henry Awards. She lives in northern California with her family. "From the Trade Paperback edition."