Celebrating Women Authors Since 1982

A Boy Like Astrid's Mother, by author Mae Briskin
Mae Briskin, author of A Boy Like Astrid's Mother

Mae Briskin

Mae Briskin, who did not start writing until age 45, has achieved wide recognition for her collection of short stories, A Boy Like Astrid’s Mother. The book received the 1989 PEN American Center West Award for Fiction (Short Story Category), Los Angeles Times “Critics Choice” and other honors. Her exquisitely wrought stories restore the reader’s faith in humanity and give insight into the feelings and connections between people. She has a new book which will be available in the Fall of 1990

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