About the Author
Jennifer Vanderbes received her B.A. in English Literature from Yale and
her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the Iowa Writers' Workshop.
Her first novel, Easter Island, was named a "best book of 2003" by the
Washington Post and Christian Science Monitor and her second novel,
Strangers at the Feast, was published by Scribner in 2010. Her essays and
reviews have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and
Washington Post, and her work has been translated into sixteen languages.
She has taught creative writing at the Iowa Writers' Workshop and
Columbia University's M.F.A. Program, and at the Colgate Writers'
Her awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship (2006) and a Cullman
Fellowship at the New York Public Library (2007).
She is at work on her third novel.
Jennifer Vanderbes is represented by Dorian Karchmar at the William
Morris Endeavor Agency.
Photo by Eamon Hickey