Catherine Texier is the author of four novels, Chloé l'Atlantique, Panic Blood, Love Me Tender, and Victorine, and a memoir, Breakup, which was featured on Oprah. She was coeditor of the groundbreaking literary magazine Between C and D and is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Award and two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships. Her latest novel Victorine won ELLE Magazine’s 2004 Readers’ Prize for Fiction. Her short stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in such places as The New York Times, Newsday, Harper’s Bazaar, and Cosmopolitan. She has recently completed her fifth novel, Russian Lessons, an excerpt from which will appear in the upcoming anthology Mr. Wrong (Random House, 2007). Her work has been translated into ten languages. Texier has taught creative writing at Hofstra University, Rutgers University, and the New School. She lives in New York City.