I have had short stories published in Conclave: A Journal of Character and Confrontation Magazine, and I have had personal essays on literary translation published at Fiction Writers Review. I am working on a novel entitled "Another Paris," which is set in the city's contemporary immigrant neighborhoods, and my translation of French writer Yolaine Simha’s novella I Saw You on the Street (Je vous ai vue dans la rue, 1998) is under publisher review. I am a Visiting Scholar of French and Francophone Studies at University of Illinois—Chicago, and I completed my PhD in French at the University of Michigan in 2011, where I was also a junior fellow at the Sweetland Writing Center.
Nicholson Baker, Djuna Barnes, Angela Carter, Raymond Carver, Roald Dahl, Annie Dillard, Jennifer Egan, Jonathan Safran Foer, Jonathan Franzen, Siri Hustvedt, Elizabeth McCracken, Henry Miller, Vladimir Nabokov, Anaïs Nin, Flannery O'Connor, Ann Patchett, Tom Waits' body of work from 1982 forward, Virginia Woolf
Evelyne Accad, Charles Baudelaire, Assia Djebar, Nancy Huston, Kateb Yacine, Patrick Modiano, Wajdi Mouawad, Marjane Satrapi, Leïla Sebbar, Yolaine Simha
Roberto Bolaño, Milan Kundera
And many more, of course.
Somehow or another I missed your kind and very exact comment on my story, "La Vie economique a' Montreal" but very much liked just reading it and finding how well you traced the progress and terms of the piece. Thanks, indeed.
Thank you for the comment on 'Love' - much appreciated. The couple of times I've tried the repeating the one phrase over and over in a piece it always seems (to me) to lend this slightly child-like quality to the writing that feels fun to work with.
Looking forward to catching up with your writing. I love lots of the authors in your list of favourites writers. (...Though I have to read Marjane Satrapi in English!)
I meant "comment" for "comic." Your use of "comic" obviously stuck with me! Ha!
Thanks for your generous comic on "Hat Trick," Jennifer. Bienvenue a Fictionaut!
hello. welcome and thanks for the sweet comment on memory theater. interesting bio, curiously parallel to mine. i also have a ph.d. in french stuff (contemporary history; i wrote about socialisme ou barbarie). i haven't written much about paris or my paris adventures---but i joined yr group to see if it'd maybe rattle something loose.
fascinating bio, welcome here, jennifer. i love your new fnaut groups. paris, france. it doesn't get any better. well, perhaps only where i am (berlin). enjoy.
Welcome to Fictionaut, Jennifer!