Julie Orringer is the author of The Invisible Bridge
, a novel, and How to Breathe Underwater
, a collection of stories. Currently at work on a novel about Varian Fry, Orringer is a 2014–15 Guggenheim Fellow and a recent Radcliffe Fellow. Her work has been translated into fifteen languages and widely anthologized, and her first novel is being adapted for film by the director Lajos Koltai. Inquiry into her family history revealed that her grandfather, Andrew Tibor, a Hungarian forced-labor conscript, served at the same camp where Szerb died in 1945.