Rebecca Curtis is the author of Twenty Grand and Other Tales of Love & Money (HarperCollins 2007) which was a New York Times Notable Book of 2007, a San Francisco Chronicle Notable Book of 2007, and an L.A. Times Best Book of 2007. It was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for Best First Fiction. Curtis’ fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, The Huffington Post, McSweeney’s, N+1, and elsewhere.
Her stories have been performed by New York’s Symphony Space and Chicago’s Stories on Stage, and have been anthologized in The O’Henry Prize Stories. She is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation award and a Saltonstall Grant. She received a Masters of English from New York University and a Master of Fine Arts from Syracuse University. She lives in Brooklyn.