About Nancy Ludmerer

From a wedding night’s unsettling revelations to a grandfather’s secret to a reckoning on a French beach, Nancy Ludmerer’s characters move from loss to repair in unexpected ways. Nancy’s stories, including many prizewinners, have appeared in Electric Literature, Gemini, Kenyon Review, Mid-American Review, North American Review,New Orleans Review, Orca Lit, Streetlight, and in anthologies in Ireland, the Netherlands, the UK, and Argentina. Her flash fiction has been translated into Spanish, read aloud on public radio, and selected for Best Small Fictions 2016 and 2022. Other stories have won prizes from Carve, Masters Review, Pulp Literature, and Orison Books. Her non-fiction appears in The American Lawyer, Vogue, Green Mountains Review, and Brain, Child, and her short memoir “Kritios Boy” (Literal Latte) was cited in Best American Essays 2014. Nancy practiced law in New York City for many years while raising her son as a single mom, writing stories late at night or on weekends, and only recently turned to writing full-time. She lives in NYC with her husband Malcolm and their 13-year-old cat, Joey.