ABOUT the author
Melanie Finn was born and raised in Kenya until age 11, when she moved with her family to Connecticut. After studying journalism at NYU, she worked as a freelance journalist and screenwriter for twenty years, living and working in six different countries. In 2004, her first novel, Away From You was published to international acclaim. The following year, she and her husband, the wildlife filmmaker Matt Aeberhard, moved to a remote region of Tanzania to make DisneyNature’s beautiful, haunting flamingo epic, The Crimson Wing. During the filming, Melanie became the medic to the local Masai community and established The Natron Healthcare Project. She now lives on a hill in Vermont with Matt, their twin daughters, three Tanzanian mutts and two very old horses.
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"In this richly textured, intricately plotted novel, [Finn] assures us that heartbreak has the same shape everywhere. The Gloaming is chillingly cinematic in contrasting East Africa’s exquisite landscape with the region’s human needs. Yet even in a malevolent setting, Finn shows us acts of selflessness and redemption. Her fascination with the duality of Africa—“the most honest place on earth”—shines fiercely."
—New York Times Book Review, Editors' Choice
An interview with Melanie Finn | 1/19/2016
Two Dollar Radio editor Eric Obenauf talks to Melanie Finn about the true story that served as inspiration for the book.
Because We Want Control: An Interview with Melanie Finn | 8/9/2016
Weird Sister talks to Melanie Finn about how she found balance while writing her emotionally trying novel.
First Draft Podcast by Aspen Public Radio interviews Melanie Finn | 1/25/2017
Hear the brilliance of author Melanie Finn on topics as far ranging as one of the most interesting places on Earth: east Africa, living in remote areas, and her hit book The Gloaming.
To celebrate the publication day of Shame (the UK version of The Gloaming), W&N editor Sophie Buchan holds a Q&A with Melanie Finn: