Author of several award-winning & critically acclaimed books, including The New York Times Book Review's "Best Book of the Year" and Winner of the Kafka Prize for "Best Book of Prose Fiction by an American Woman,"The Kommandant's Mistress.

Formerly writing as "Sherri" because 1st editor said "real name wouldn't fit on cover of book" and that she wanted "an easy first name" to go with Szeman's "hard last name"; subsequent agents/editors "didn't want to lose name recognition of The Kommandant's Mistress". #WhenEditorsGoBad