Sarah Braunstein is the author of The Sweet Relief of Missing Children (W.W. Norton, 2011; paperback 2012; Italian translation from 66thand2nd, 2012). The novel was a finalist for the 2011 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and was the winner of the 2012 Maine Literary Award. In 2010 she was named one of “5 Under 35” fiction writers by the National Book Foundation, and she received a 2007 Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award.
Stories and essays have appeared in the Green Mountains Review, Five Chapters, AGNI, Post Road, Ploughshares, The Sun, Nylon Magazine, Maine Magazine, The New Guard, and on NPR’s All Things Considered. A play, String Theory: Three Greek Myths Woven Together (co-written by Michael Barakiva and Amy Boyce Holtcamp) was produced in New York City in 2009 and at Vassar College in 2010.
Sarah teaches at Harvard University Extension School & Summer School, the Stanford University Online Writer’s Studio, and in the low-residency MFA program at the University of Southern Maine. She is currently a visiting professor at Colby College. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, and holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and an MSW from Smith College School for Social Work.
Based in Portland, Maine, she is at work on a second novel and a book of nonfiction about suburban adolescence.