Francine Prose is an American writer and the former president of PEN American Centre, where she also sat on the board of judges for the PEN/Newman’s Own Award. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Prose is the author of sixteen books of fiction. Her novel Blue Angel was a National Book Award finalist and A Changed Man won the Dayton Literary Book Award. Her most recent works of nonfiction include the highly acclaimed Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife and the New York Times bestseller Reading like a writer.