Familiar Pleasures: Some Masters (on The Atonement and Other Stories by Louis Auchincloss; Aliens of Affection by Padgett Powell; Open to the Public: New and Collected Stories by Muriel Spark; and The Complete Stories by Bernard Malamud)

Erin McGraw is the author of six books of fiction, most recently Better Food for a Better World: A Novel (Wipf & Stock Pub, 2013). Her stories and essays have appeared in such magazines as the Atlantic Monthly, STORY, Allure, Kenyon Review, Good Housekeeping, and The Georgia Review—for which she served as a regular reviewer of new short-story collections from 1993-2001. McGraw currently lives in Tennessee with her husband, the poet Andrew Hudgins.