cropped-bliss-author-photo.jpgBliss Broyard is the author of the bestselling story collection, My Father, Dancing, which was a New York Times Notable Book, and the award-winning memoir, One Drop: My Father’s Hidden Life-A Story of Race and Family Secrets, which was named a best book of the year by the Chicago Tribune and was a finalist for the Essence Literary Prize.  Her stories and essays have been anthologized in It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art (to benefit the ACLU),  Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize, The Art of the Essay, and others. She has written for The New York Times, NewYorker.com, The Guardian, The Believer, Elle, “O” the Oprah Magazine, Time, and many other publications.  She worked as the managing editor for the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, a nonprofit devoted to journalism about inequality, and writes frequently about economic and racial justice.  She took a trip around the world with her professor husband and two small children and lived to tell the tale.