Jennifer Haigh is a novelist and short story writer. Her first book, Mrs. Kimble, won the 2004 PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction. Her second, Baker Towers, was a New York Times bestseller and won the 2006 PEN/L.L. Winship Award for outstanding book by a New England author. Both have been published in nine languages. Other fiction has been published in Granta, Ploughshares, Five Points, Good Housekeeping and other places. Born and raised in western Pennsylvania, Jennifer Haigh is a graduate of Dickinson College and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She now lives in the Boston area but doesn't get out much. She maintains a large, lively circle of imaginary friends.
Genres: Literary Fiction
Jennifer Haigh recommends
The Car Thief (1973)
"One of the great coming-of-age novels of the twentieth century."
"Silas House's characters are as real to me as my own family. Southernmost is a novel for our time, a courageous and necessary book."
Silent Winds, Dry Seas (2021)
"Silent Winds, Dry Seas is a classic coming-of-age novel--wise, tender, beautifully written, and utterly transporting. Vinod Busjeet is a gifted storyteller."
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