Erica Wagner

Erica Wagner is the author of Gravity: Stories; Ariel's Gift: Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath and the Sto- ry of Birthday Letters and Seizure: A Novel. Her stories have been widely anthologized and been broad- cast on the radio; her poems have appeared in the TLS and PNReview. Pas de Deux/A Concert of Stories, co-written with storyteller Abbi Patrix and musician and composer Linda Edsjö, tours around the world. Twice a judge of the Man Booker Prize, she was literary editor of The Times for for seventeen years, and she is now a contributing writer for The New Statesman and consulting literary editor for Harper's Ba- zaar; she also writes for many other publications, including The Guardian, The Economist, The Financial Times and The New York Times.