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Monday, September 14, 2015

Marie-Helene Bertino's Debut Novel

Former Villanova English major ('99) Marie-Helene Bertino’s debut novel 2 A.M. AT THE CAT’S PAJAMAS, a Barnes & Noble Fall ’14 Discover Great New Writers pick, is available now in the US and UK (Picador), and France (under the title 2 Heures du Matin a Richmond Street), forthcoming in Turkey, Brazil, and Sweden. It is an NPR Best Book of 2014, and a Best Book of the Year at Flavorwire, Buzzfeed, Popsugar, The Kansas City Star, and others.

Her collection of short stories SAFE AS HOUSES won The Iowa Short Fiction award and was published in October of 2012.  It was named an Outstanding Collection by The Story Prize, and was included in Top Ten Books of 2012 by Sean Carman at Huffington Post Books, The Library Journal and Largehearted Boy.

Marie-Helene Bertino