Hester Margaret Kaplan Stein
Hester Margaret Bernays
|Alma mater||B.A. Barnard College|
|Parent(s)||Anne Bernays Kaplan|
|Relatives||Edward Bernays (grandfather)|
Doris E. Fleischman (grandmother)
Kaplan was born to a Jewish family, the daughter of novelist Anne (née Bernays) and author Justin Kaplan. Her maternal grandparents were Doris Fleischman and Edward Bernays, "the father of public relations" and nephew of Sigmund Freud. She grew up in Cambridge and graduated from Barnard College.
Her work appeared in Ploughshares, Story, Glimmer Train, and Agni, "The Private Life of Skin", appeared in Southwest Review.
In 1987, she married Dr. Michael Stein. She is the mother of two boys, Alex and Toby.
- 1999 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction
- Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowship
- 2008 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship 
- Kinship Theory: A Novel. Back Bay. 2002. ISBN 978-0-316-50426-3.
- The Edge of Marriage. W. W. Norton & Company. 2001. ISBN 978-0-393-32144-9.
- Amy Tan (ed.). The Best American Short Stories 1999. ISBN 978-0-395-92684-0.
- The Best American Short Stories 1998.
Work appearing in Ploughshares
- "Goodwell", Ploughshares, Spring 1989
- "Companion Animal", Ploughshares, Spring 2003
- "Ms. Kaplan Weds Dr. Michael Stein". The New York Times. September 14, 1987.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-08-23. Retrieved 2009-11-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Writers corner: Hester Kaplan, National Endowment for the Arts, retrieved 2011-07-01