Frieda Arkin

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About the Author

Frieda Arkin’s work has been twice selected for Best American Short Stories and her first novel, The Dorp, was published in 1969 to wide critical acclaim. After a long hiatus (thirty-five years) from fiction, when she turned to raising a family and writing a series of cookbooks, Frieda joined the late Andre Dubus’s writing group, prospering under his mentorship while completing Hedwig and Berti. She lives in Ipswich, Massachusetts.