Olga Grushin is the author of Forty Rooms, The Line and The Dream Life of Sukhanov, which won the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award and earned her a place on Granta's Best Young American Novelists list. It was also a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Award for First Fiction and the Orange Prize for New Writers, and was one of The New York Times' Notable Books of the Year. Both it and her second novel, The Line, were among the Washington Post's Ten Best Books of the Year. Born in Moscow and having moved to the United States at eighteen, Grushin writes in English and her novels have been translated into fifteen languages. She lives outside Washington, D.C., with her two children.