Helen Klein Ross

Helen Klein Ross is a poet and novelist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and in The Iowa Review where it won the 2014 Iowa Review award in poetry. She graduated from Cornell University and received an MFA from The New School. Helen lives with her husband in New York City and Salisbury, CT.

Books by this Author

What Was Mine
Making It


Gripping novel 'What Was Mine' by Helen Klein Ross

What if your life was a lie? 'What Was Mine' is the story of a woman who kidnapped a child in a supermarket and raised her as her own, and the fallout of this extraordinary event, in a tale that explores the very meaning of motherhood.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. The life you save may be your own.

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Thinking about writing isn't writing.

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Virginia Woolf, Edith Wharton, John Cheever, Evan S Connell, Ian McEwan, Jonathan Franzen, Helen Simpson

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. Mrs. Dalloway, Mrs. Bridge, Remains of the Day, Getting a Life, Harold and the Purple Crayon

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. The Stories of John Cheever

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