Elizabeth Rosner is an award-winning poet, essayist, and author of two highly acclaimed bestselling novels. The Speed of Light (2001), which won literary prizes in the US and Europe, was translated into nine languages and is currently in development as a feature film. Blue Nude (2006) was named one of the San Francisco Chronicle's favorite novels of the year; the paperback edition will come out in 2010. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, Elle, and numerous anthologies. She has taught writing for 27 years, most recently at USF in the MFA in Writing Program.