The Best American
Short Stories 2012
Heidi Pitlor was raised in Concord, Massachusetts. She received her BA in political science from McGill University in Montreal, and her MFA in creative writing from Emerson College.
She is a former senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and was the in-house editor of The Best American Short Stories for nine years before becoming the series editor. She is the author of the novel The Birthdays, published in 2006 by W. W. Norton and is currently at work on her second novel. She lives outside Boston with her husband, and twin son and daughter.