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Siobhan Fallon

2012 Speaker

Siobhan Fallon is a writer, whose debut collection of stories, “You Know When the Men Are Gone,” was listed as a Best Book of 2011 by The San Francisco Chronicle and Janet Maslin of The New York Times. Her collection of stories about the families of Fort Hood, Texas, during an Army brigade’s deployment to Iraq, has been called “The explosive sort of literary triumph that appears only every few years” by New York Journal of Books. Her fiction and essays have appeared in Women’s Day, Good Housekeeping and Publishers’ Weekly. She’s also been featured on NPR’s “The Morning Edition” and “Fresh Air,” and she writes a fiction series for Military Spouse Magazine. She earned her MFA at the New School in New York City and lives in Falls Church, VA.