FRANCIS KANE was born in Berkeley, CA, grew up in Ann Arbor, MI, and graduated
from Yale. After graduation she worked in publishing in New York City and
Washington, D.C. Her first short story collection, Bending Heaven,
was published in the US (Counterpoint, 2002) and the UK (Chatto & Windus,
2003). Awards and honors for her work include the Lawrence Foundation Prize
from the Michigan Quarterly Review, fellowships from the MacDowell
Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Special Mention in
the Pushcart Prize Anthology. Her stories have been presented on BBC Radio 4
and published many places, including Virginia Quarterly Review, The
Missouri Review, McSweeney’s,The Yale Review, A
Public Space, Narrative, and Granta. Her
essays and humor pieces have appeared inSalon, McSweeney’s Internet
Tendency, and The Morning News, where she is a
first novel, The Report, was published by Graywolf Press in
September 2010 and was a finalist for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize
from the Center for Fiction, the Indie Booksellers’ Choice Award, the Grub
Street Book Prize for Fiction, and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New
Writers selection. The Report was published in the UK by
Portobello Books in March 2011 and was chosen as a Best Reads 2012 for the TV
and film rights for The Report have been optioned.
lives in New York City with her husband and their two children.
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Note From Nicola
I have been quietly looking for a new owner for some time, knowing that it would be prudent to have long term plans to keep the store in good hands. I have family in England
and during the past 16 months or so, I have been away from the store for several extended periods of time, some planned, others hastily arranged. As I look to the future, it is likely that unplanned trips to England are likely to re-occur. In the meantime I will remain in place, running the store, until I have found the route that will take
Nicola’s Books into its next phase. I hope that I will have a clearer view of the future by May. My goal is to keep the store vibrant and viable for the future. The store IS
NOT closing, the store IS NOT moving, I am not moving out of
Michigan and gift certificates are still all valid.