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Judith Freeman is the author of a short story collection, two works of nonfiction, and five novels, including The Chinchilla Farm and Red Water, and a forthcoming novel, MacArthur Park (2021). Her novel Set For Life won the Western Heritage Award, and her biography of Raymond Chandler, The Long Embrace, was named one of the best books of 2007 by Newsweek, The Lost Angeles Times and Slate. The recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in fiction, she was also awarded the Erle Stanley Gardner Fellowship from the Harry Ransom Center and for many years taught in the creative writing program at the University of Southern California. Her essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post, among other publications. She was raised in Ogden, Utah, and now lives in Southern Idaho with her husband, the artist-photographer Anthony Hernandez.