Jennifer Vanderbes is the author of the novels Easter Island
(named a Best Book of 2003 by the Washington Post
and Christian Science Monitor
), Strangers at the Feast
and The Secret of Raven Point
. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a New York Public Library Cullman Fellowship and a Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellowship. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Granta
and the Best New American Voices
anthology (selected by Tobias Wolff), and has been translated into 16 languages. She has previously taught in the MFA programs at Columbia University and the University of Iowa.