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Eileenheadshot_web_rev2_357w_462hEileen Pollack is a writer whose most recent novel, Breaking and Entering, was awarded the Grub Street National Book Prize and named a New York Times Editor’s Choice selection.

She also is the author of Paradise, New York, a novel, and two collections of short fiction, In the Mouth and The Rabbi in the Attic, as well as a work of creative nonfiction called Woman Walking Ahead: In Search of Catherine Weldon and Sitting Bull and two innovative textbooks, Creative Nonfiction and Creative Composition.

She teaches on the faculty of the Helen Zell MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Michigan.

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Eileen’s new book The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still A Boys’ Club is due out in September 2015 from BEACON PRESS.