Julie Orringer is the author of the new novel The Invisible Bridge and a short story collection How to Breathe Underwater. The Los Angeles Times calls The Invisible Bridge "a stunning first novel," while The Plain Dealer says, "At the risk of oversimplifying things, this novel shows how Michael Chabon would write if he grew up a ballet-dancing girl instead of a comic-book-loving boy." Orringer is a winner of the Paris Review's Discovery Prize and Ploughshares' Cohen Award for Best Fiction. The Iowa Writers' Workshop graduate is also the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies, including The Granta Book of the American Short Story and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. How to Breathe Underwater was Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year and a New York Times Notable Book. Kirkus Reviews raves about The Invisible Bridge: "Written with the big picture view of Doctor Zhivago or Winds of War?and likely to be one of the big books of the season."