Molly Antopol

Molly Antopol teaches creative writing at Stanford University, where she was a recent Wallace Stegner Fellow. She holds an MFA from Columbia University and is a recipient of the National Book Foundation’s 5 under 35 award. Her debut story collection, The UnAmericans, is forthcoming in February 2014 from W. W. Norton. She lives in San Francisco and is at work on a novel.

My Grandmother Tells Me This Story

Some say the story begins in Europe, and your mother would no doubt interrupt and say it begins in New York, but that’s just because she can’t imagine the world before she entered it. And yes, I know you think…