Author Amy Bloom claims that her best-selling novel Away
changed her life in one significant way: She is no longer mistaken for Judy Blume. With two novels and three collections of short stories to her name, she has been nominated for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Plus, Bloom writes for magazines such as The New Yorker
, The New York Times Magazine
and O, The Oprah Magazine
. Bloom is currently the Writer-in-Residence at Wesleyan University.