Barbara Klein Moss is a graduate of Syracuse University and the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. Her collection of stories, Little Edens, was published by W.W. Norton in 2004. Her fiction has appeared in New England Review, The Georgia Review, The Missouri Review, Southwest Review, and The Best American Short Stories 2001. Her stories have been shortlisted for the O. Henry Prize and The Best American Stories 2002 and twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize collections. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and the Maryland State Arts Council. Her debut novel, The Language of Paradise, published by Norton in April, 2015, was long-listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. She lives with her husband in Annapolis, Maryland.