Amy Bloom is an American writer of novels, short stories and articles, currently based in Connecticut. Bloom is trained as a social worker and psychotherapist and wrote for Lifetime Television show State of Mind, which examined the professional lives of psychiatrists. She has been nominated for a number of prestigious book awards and has won a National Magazine Award. Her most recent publication is Where the God of Love Hangs Out (2009), a collection of short stories about which More Magazine said: ‘If you delight in the densely detailed, wryly funny, provocative fiction of Amy Bloom, her new story collection will not disappoint… To read Bloom is to fall in love – with her characters and with the magic that language can make’.
Watch Bloom being interviewed about her latest book and discussing her work and influences, or read her interviews in the Jewish Chronicles and in the Guardian by Emma Brockes and Liz Hoggard.