Micheline Aharonian Marcom
Micheline Aharonian Marcom was born in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia in 1968 to an American Father and an Armenian-Lebanese mother. She grew up in Los Angeles, but, as a child in the years before the Lebanese Civil War, she spent summers in Beirut with her mother's family. Marcom's first novel, Three Apples Fell From Heaven, was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Foundation for first fiction and received Columbia University's Anahid Literary Award. It was named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times and one of the Best Books of 2001 by the Los Angeles Times and Washington Post. She lives in Northern California where she teaches creative writing at Mills College.