Ann Hood

Ann Hood is an award-winning author with more than 30 fiction and non-fiction titles to her credit. Her work has been featured in such publications as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, MSN, Salon, The Daily Beast, The Los Angeles Times, and Coastal Living. Ann's food writing has been anthologized in The Best American Food Writing twice.


As a college graduate, Ann Hood thought she needed to travel the world and have some adventures to write about, so she became a flight attendant for TWA. It didn't take long for her to begin working on short stories, essays, and her first novel while waiting in airport terminals in between flights. Ann has been a prolific writer for the past four decades. Food has always played an important role throughout her life. In Kitchen Yarns, she traces kitchen journeys that punctuate life's meaningful moments, from teaching her children how to cook family favorites, to falling in love with her husband, food writer Michael Ruhlman, and his famed chicken stock recipe. Her latest book, Fly Girl (2022) recounts her time as a flight attendant, with stories of travel and dining in a bygone era. Ann teaches writing at The New School and New York University.


Ann graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. She studied American Literature in graduate school at New York University.

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