Sarah Braunstein is the author of The Sweet Relief of Missing Children, a finalist for the 2011 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction. In 2010 she was named one of “5 Under 35” fiction writers by the National Book Foundation, and she received a 2007 Rona Jaffe Writer's Award. Stories and essays have appeared in the AGNI, Post Road, Ploughshares, The Sun, Nylon Magazine, Maine Magazine, and on NPR’s All Things Considered. She teaches in the Stonecoast low-residency MFA program at the University of Southern Maine, and holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Based in Portland, Maine, she is at work on a second novel.