Janice Eidus is a novelist, essayist, short story writer, and writing coach. She is the recipient of the 2013 Acker Award for Fiction. Her most recent novel is The Last Jewish Virgin. Twice winner of the O.Henry Prize and a Pushcart Prize, she’s published five other books, including the novels, The War Of The Rosens, Faithful Rebecca, and Urban Bliss, and the story collections, Vito Loves Geraldine and The Celibacy Club. Her work appears in such magazines as The New York Times, Arts & Letters, Lilith, and Jewish Currents, as well as such anthologies as Desire: Women Write About Wanting and Dirt: The Quirks, Habits, and Passions of Keeping House. She lives in New York City.