Nellie Hermann grew up in Newton, Massachusetts, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. Her first novel, The Cure for Grief, published in 2008 by Scribner, received acclaim in Time magazine, Elle, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and others, and was chosen as a Target “Breakout” book. Her short story “Can We Let the Baby Go?” won first prize in Glimmer Train‘s 2008 “Family Matters” competition and was published in the winter, 2010 issue; another story of hers appeared in Glimmer Train in August 2012. Her non-fiction has appeared in an anthology about siblings, Freud’s Blindspot (Free Press: 2010), as well as inAcademic Medicine and The Los Angeles Review of Books.
Nellie is the Creative Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University. She has taught creative writing to undergraduates, medical students, graduate students, and clinicians of all sorts and has given numerous national and international conference addresses. She holds an M.F.A from Columbia. Her second novel, The Season of Migration, was published on January 6th, 2015 by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.