Maile Meloy's first novel, Liars and Saints, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, and was a Richard & Judy Summer Read. She is also the author of the novel A Family Daughter and the story collection Half in Love. Her stories have been published in The New Yorker, Granta, Prospect,and other publications. In 2007, Meloy was chosen as one of Granta's 21 Best Young American Novelists, and in 2009, Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It was selected as one of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year. In 2017, Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It was adapted into major film Certain Women, starring Kristen Stewart.