Jessica Anthony


Jessica Anthony is the author of three books of fiction, most recently the novel Enter the Aardvark (Little, Brown & Co. 2020). Anthony’s novels have been published in over a dozen countries, and are featured in Time, Newsweek, Esquire, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times Book Review as an Editors’ Choice. Anthony has received literary fellowships from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, the Creative Capital Foundation, the Bogliasco Foundation (Italy), the Bridge Guard Foundation (Slovakia), the Maine Arts Commission, and recently spent a month in residence at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington. Her short stories have been anthologized in Best New American Voices, Best American Nonrequired Reading, and appear widely in magazines. Anthony’s story “The Death of Mustango Salvaje,” originally published by McSweeney’s, is currently in development with A24 for a limited TV series, filmed in Spain. Anthony is the director of creative writing at Bates College, and lives in Maine.