Cara Wall is a graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and Stanford University. While at Iowa, Cara taught fiction writing in the undergraduate creative writing department as well as at the Iowa Young Writer’s Studio in her capacity of founder and inaugural director. Her first novel, The Dearly Beloved, was a Read with Jenna book club selection, one of Entertainment Weekly’s 10 best debut novels, and a New York Times Editor’s Choice. For her writing about faith, marriage, and family from multiple points of view, Cara was longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, earned a 2021 Wilbur Award, and was the 2021 The Ragdale Foundation Hannah Judy Gretz Fellow. She lives with her family in New York City and Redding, Connecticut.