Jessica Anthony

Jessica AnthonyJessica Anthony is the author of The Convalescent (McSweeney’s/Grove), an ALA Adult Notable Book and Barnes and Noble “Discover Great New Writers” selection, and Chopsticks (Penguin/Razorbill), a multimedia novel created in collaboration with the creative director at Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Rodrigo Corral. Chopsticks, called a “21st Century Novel,” was an Amazon Book of the Month, and selected as App of the Year. Anthony is the inaugural recipient of McSweeney's "Amanda Davis Highwire Fiction Award," and her short stories can be found in Best New American Voices, Best American Nonrequired Reading, McSweeney's and elsewhere. She has recently received fellowships from the Creative Capital Foundation, the Bogliasco Foundation and the Maine Arts Commission. Anthony's books have been published in a dozen countries and reviewed in the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe and the San Francisco Chronicle. She is a lecturer in English and creative writing at Bates College, and lives in Maine.