Mary Morris is the author of eight novels, including most recently, Gateway to the Moon (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2018), three collections of short stories and four travel memoirs including the travel classic Nothing to Declare: Memoirs of a Woman Traveling Alone. Her numerous short stories, articles, and travel essays, have appeared in such places as The Atlantic, Narrative, and The Paris Review. Morris is the recipient of the George W. Perkins Fellowship from Princeton University and the Rome Prize in Literature. In 2016, The Jazz Palace was awarded the Anisfield-Wolf Award for fiction. Morris teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.