Francine Prose is the author of many works of fiction, including Blue Angel, which was a finalist for the 2000 National Book Award. Her stories, reviews, and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, the New York Times, the New York Observer, The New Republic, ARTnews, and Harper's, for which she is a contributing editor. She is a recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts grants, and a PEN translation prize. Prose was also awarded the first Dayton Literary Peace Prize in fiction for her novel, A Changed Man, and the Edith Wharton Achievement Award for Literature. She has taught at Harvard University, Sarah Lawrence College, the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. She served as the Center's Pew Fellowships panel chair in 2009.