Jennifer Haigh

Jennifer Haigh

Infobox Writer
birthname = Jennifer Wasilko
birthplace = Pennsylvania, United States

occupation = Author
genre = Literary Fiction
nationality = American
notableworks = "Mrs. Kimble", "Baker Towers", "The Condition"

Jennifer Haigh (born 1968) is an American novelist and short story writer. Her critically acclaimed novel "Mrs. Kimble" -- telling the story of a mysterious con man named Ken Kimble through the eyes of his three wives -- (2003) won the PEN/Hemingway Award for outstanding debut fiction.

Haigh was born in Barnesboro, Pennsylvania, and earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 2002. Her fiction has been published in "Granta", "Ploughshares", "The Virginia Quarterly Review", "Good Housekeeping", and many other publications. She lives in the Boston area.

Her second novel, "Baker Towers" (2005), depicts the rise and fall of a western Pennsylvania coal town in the years following World War II. It was a "New York Times" bestseller and won the 2006 "PEN/L.L. Winship" award for best book by a New England writer.

Her third novel, "The Condition", was published by HarperCollins in July, 2008. It traces the dissolution of a proper New England family when their only daughter is diagnosed with Turner's Syndrome, a chromosomal abnormality that keeps her from going through puberty.

External links

* [ The Condition]
* [ Harper Collins Official site]
* [ Jennifer Haigh Official site]
* [ PEN.New England Official site]
* [ "Women Trying to Find Their Way in a Dying Coal Town"] from "The New York Times".
* [ "Cutaway"] A short story from "Natural Bridge: A Journal of Contemporary Literature" (Number 8, Fall 2002).
* [ "A Child With a Problem, a Family With an Excuse"] from "The New York Times".

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