Kim Barnes is the author of IN THE KINGDOM OF MEN, a novel set in 1960s Saudi Arabia. She is also the author of A COUNTRY CALLED HOME, FINDING CARUSO, and two memoirs, IN THE WILDERNESS: COMING OF AGE IN UNKNOWN COUNTRY, finalist for the 1997 Pulitzer Prize; and HUNGRY FOR THE WORLD. She is the co-editor with Mary Clearman Blew of CIRCLE OF WOMEN: AN ANTHOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY WESTERN WOMEN WRITERS, and with Claire Davis of KISS TOMORROW HELLO: NOTES FROM THE MIDLIFE UNDERGROUND BY TWENTY-FIVE WOMEN OVER FORTY. Her essays, stories, and poems have appeared in a number of journals and anthologies, including GEORGIA REVIEW, SHENANDOAH, MORE MAGAZINE, O MAGAZINE, THE NEW YORK TIMES, GOOD HOUSEKEEPING, and the Pushcart Prize anthology. She teaches writing at the University of Idaho and lives with her husband, the poet, Robert Wrigley, on Moscow Mountain.