Lucienne S. Bloch was born in Belgium, raised in New York City, and graduated from Wellesley College, where she received an Academy of American Poets Award, and a prize from the New England Poetry Society. She subsequently worked at New Directions, and then at Random House. After marrying and raising three children, she began writing fiction. Her first novel, On the Great Circle Route, was published by Simon & Schuster. Her second novel, Finders Keepers, was published by Houghton Mifflin. One of her short stories was chosen for the PEN Syndicated Fiction Project, and is anthologized in The Sound of Fiction. She wrote "Hers" columns for The New York Times, was a Resident Fellow at Yaddo, and was awarded a Fellowship in Fiction by the New York Foundation for the Arts. She began writing personal essays sixteen years ago. They have been published in Raritan, North American Review, Sewanee Review, Southwest Review, and Five Points, and one was excerpted in Harper's. Four were cited as Notable in The Best American Essays of 2011, 2014, 2017, and 2021. She lives in New York City with her husband.