Julia Glass is a fiction writer and freelance journalist. She has written articles and essays for several mainstream magazines on topics related to animals, health and science, parenthood, and travel. Three Junes (Pantheon Books, 2002), Glass’s first novel, won the 2002 National Book Award in Fiction.
While at the Radcliffe Institute, Glass will be completing her second novel, A Piece of Cake. Set in contemporary America, it is a story about love, loyalty, and the consequences of trying to pursue happiness not just for ourselves but for the people closest to us. The protagonists are two women and two men whose lives become increasingly intertwined over two years: a pastry chef, her psychotherapist husband, a gay restaurateur, and a young woman who rescues stray animals.
Glass has received grants in fiction writing from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts. For her short fiction, she has won three Nelson Algren Awards, the Tobias Wolff Award, and the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society Medal for Best Novella; for nonfiction, she has won the Ames Memorial Essay Award.