Sarah Braunstein's first novel, The Sweet Relief of Missing Children was published by W.W. Norton in 2011. She was among the 2010 "5 Under 30" fiction writers honored by the National Book Foundation. Here stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Playboy, and The Harvard Review. She holds an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and an M.S.W. from Smith College School for Social Work and is an assistant teacher of English and creative writing at Colby College.