Jennifer duBois's 'A Partial History of Lost Causes' was one of the most acclaimed debuts of 2012. It was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction, and 'O- The Oprah Magazine' chose it as one of the ten best books of the year. DuBois was also named one of the National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35 authors. Recently, in a field that included Michael Chabon, Dave Eggers, and Adam Johnson, she won the 32nd annual Northern California Book Award in fiction, presented by the Northern California Book Reviewers, PEN/West, and the San Francisco Public Library. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Ms duBois recently completed a Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University. Originally from Massachusetts, she now lives in Texas.