Cel­e­brate Jew­ish Book Month with #30days30authors! In hon­or of the 90th anniver­sary of Fan­ny Gold­stein’s trib­ute to Jew­ish books in the West End’s branch of the Boston Pub­lic Library, Jew­ish Book Coun­cil invit­ed 30 lead­ing authors, one for each day of the month, to answer a few ques­tions.

Mol­ly Antopol’s debut sto­ry col­lec­tion, The UnAmer­i­cans, won the New York Pub­lic Library’s Young Lions Fic­tion Award, a 5 Under 35” Award from the Nation­al Book Foun­da­tion, the Cal­i­for­nia Book Award Sil­ver Medal and the Rib­alow Prize. The book was longlist­ed for the Nation­al Book Award and was a final­ist for the PEN/​Robert W. Bing­ham Prize for Debut Fic­tion, the Barnes & Noble Dis­cov­er Award, the Nation­al Jew­ish Book Award, the Sami Rohr Prize and the Edward Lewis Wal­lant Award. It appeared on over a dozen year-end lists and will be pub­lished in sev­en coun­tries. Her writ­ing has appeared in many jour­nals and mag­a­zines and won a 2015 O. Hen­ry Prize. She’s the recip­i­ent of a Rad­cliffe Insti­tute Fel­low­ship at Har­vard and a Steg­n­er Fel­low­ship at Stan­ford, where she cur­rent­ly teaches.

Mol­ly Antopol’s debut sto­ry col­lec­tion, The UnAmer­i­cans, was pub­lished by W.W. Nor­ton in Feb­ru­ary 2014, and in six oth­er coun­tries. She teach­es cre­ative writ­ing at Stan­ford Uni­ver­si­ty, where she was a recent Wal­lace Steg­n­er Fel­low. A recip­i­ent of the Nation­al Book Foun­da­tion’s 5 Under 35 award, she holds an MFA from Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty and lives in San Francisco.