Jenny Offill

Visiting Writer in Residence, Written Arts, Division of Languages & Literature at Bard College

Jenny Offill

Jenny Offill

Visiting Writer in Residence, Written Arts, Division of Languages & Literature at Bard College

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Jenny Offill is an acclaimed fiction writer whose debut novel, Last Things (1999), was named a New York Times Notable Book and finalist for the LA Times First Book Award. The New York Times named her second novel, Dept. of Speculation, one of the 10 Best Books of 2014. Weather: A Novel was published in 2020 and lauded by the Boston Globe as “tiny in size but immense in scope, radically disorienting yet reassuringly humane, strikingly eccentric and completely irresistible.” Her critical work has appeared in the New York Times Book Review and Slate. She is coeditor, with Elissa Schappell, of the anthologies Money Changes Everything and The Friend Who Got Away; author of a number of children’s books; and subject of a February 2020 feature in the New York Times Magazine, “How to Write Fiction when the Planet is Falling Apart.” Honors include a Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University, Guggenheim Fellowship, New York Film Academy Fellowship in Fiction, and resident fellowships at Macdowell Colony, Slovenian PEN Centre, and Yaddo. Offill previously taught in the MFA programs at Brooklyn College, Syracuse University, Columbia University, and Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina; and served as Visiting Writer at Syracuse University and Sarah Lawrence College, and as Writer in Residence at Vassar College and Pratt University.

BA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Stegner Fellow in Fiction, Stanford University. (2020– ).

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Visiting Artist in Residence, Digital Studio Manager, Studio Arts, Division of the Arts at Bard College

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Assistant Professor of Psychology, Psychology, Division of Science, Mathematics & Computing at Bard College

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, Music, Division of the Arts at Bard College

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, Music, Division of the Arts at Bard College

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Assistant Professor, Bard Center for Environmental Policy, Environmental & Urban Studies, Interdivisional Programs at Bard College

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Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Latin American & Iberian Studies, Interdivisional Concentrations at Bard College

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Assistant Professor of Sociology, Sociology, Division of Social Studies at Bard College

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Assistant Professor of Sociology & Environmental & Urban Studies, Global & International Studies, Interdivisional Programs at Bard College

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Assistant Professor of Architectural Studies, Experimental Humanities, Interdivisional Concentrations at Bard College

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Assistant Professor of Literature, Environmental & Urban Studies, Interdivisional Programs at Bard College

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Bard College, founded in 1860 as St. Stephen's College, is a private liberal arts college in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Bard's rural main campus is located near the town of Red Hook. The campus overlooks the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains and is within the Hudson River Historic District, a National Historic Landmark. Bard's Annandale campus serves as an important regional cultural institution. Both the CCS Hessel Museum of Contemporary Art and the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts are located on campus. The college also hosts two acclaimed annual arts festivals, Bard SummerScape and the Bard Music Festival.

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