Schutt is the author of two collections of short stories, A Day, A Night, Another Day, Summer and Nightwork, chosen by poet John Ashbery as the best book of 1996 for the Times Literary Supplement. Her novel Florida was a finalist for the 2004 National Book Award for Fiction and her second novel, All Souls, was published by Harcourt in spring of 2008 and was a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in fiction. Her most recent novel, Prosperous Friends, was published by Grove Press in November 2012. She has twice won an O. Henry Award, as well as a Pushcart Prize, and is the recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation of the Arts and Guggenheim Foundation. She lives in New York City and has two sons, Nick and Will. Will Schutt, author of Westerly, was the 2012 recipient of the Yale Prize for Younger Poets.