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Jessica Francis Kane

Jessica Francis Kane

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Jessica Francis Kane was born in Berkeley, CA, grew up in Ann Arbor, MI, and graduated from Yale. After graduation she worked in publishing in New York and Washington, D.C. Her stories have been read on BBC Radio 4 and have appeared in a number of publications, including Virginia Quarterly Review, McSweeney’s, The Missouri Review, The Yale Review, A Public Space, and Granta. Her essays and humor pieces have been published in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and The Morning News, for which she is a contributing writer. Her first novel, THE REPORT (Graywolf Press, 2010) was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection, a finalist for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Best Reads choice of the TV Book Club in the UK. Stage and screen rights have been optioned. A new collection of stories, THIS CLOSE, was just published by Graywolf in March 2013 and has been longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize. More information is available on her website.

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