Chris Bohjalian is the author of ten novels, including his most recent New York Times bestseller, Before You Know Kindness, and his collection of columns and essays, Idyll Banter. He won the New England Book Award in 2002. His novel Midwives was a number one New York Times bestseller, a selection of Oprah's Book Club, a Publishers Weekly "Best Book," and a New England Booksellers Association Discovery pick. His work has been translated into 18 languages, been published in 21 countries, and twice become acclaimed movies ("Midwives" and "Past the Bleachers"). The Law of Similars and The Buffalo Soldier are in development for movies, as well. He has written for a wide variety of magazines, including Cosmopolitan, Reader's Digest, and the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, and has been a Sunday columnist for Gannett's Burlington Free Press since 1992. Chris graduated from Amherst College, and lives in Vermont with his wife and daughter.