Jayne Anne Phillips is the author of five novels, Quiet Dell (2013), Lark and Termite (2009), Motherkind (2000), Shelter (1994), Machine Dreams (1984), and two widely anthologized collections of stories, Fast Lanes, (1987) and Black Tickets (1979).


Quiet Dell was a Wall Street Journal Best Fiction of 2013 and a Kirkus Reviews Best of 2013 selection. Lark & Termite, winner of the Heartland Prize, was a Finalist for the 2009 National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Prix de Medici Etranger. Motherkind won the New England Book Award; Shelter was awarded an Academy Award by the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.  Machine Dreams was a National Book Critic’s Award Finalist in fiction, and included in the New York Times Best Books of the year. Black Tickets was awarded the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction.


She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a Bunting Fellowship, and a Howard Fellowship. She is currently Board of Governors Professor of English and Director of the MFA Program at Rutgers University-Newark, the State University of New Jersey.




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