Jayne A Phillips
Jayne Anne Phillips was born in the West Virginia town of Buckhannon. MotherKind (2000), Shelter (1994), and Machine Dreams (1984) are her three novels, and Fast Lanes (1987) and Black Tickets (1979) are two collections of highly anthologized pieces. She has received a Bunting Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. The American Academy of Arts and Letters awarded her the Sue Kaufman Prize for Debut Novel in 1980 and an Academy Award in Literature in 1997. Her writing has appeared in Granta, Harper's, DoubleTake, and The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Fiction, and has been translated into twelve languages.
She is presently the Director of the MFA Program and Professor of English at Rutgers-Newark, the State University of New Jersey. Knopf will publish her latest novel, Lark and Termite, in the fall.