- Jennifer Haigh
birthname = Jennifer Wasilko
Pennsylvania, United States
nationality = American
notableworks = "
Mrs. Kimble", " Baker Towers", " The Condition"
Jennifer Haigh (born 1968) is an American
novelist and short storywriter. 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 Awardfor outstanding debut fiction.
Haigh was born in
Barnesboro, Pennsylvania, and earned a Master of Fine Artsdegree from the Iowa Writers' Workshopin 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 Pennsylvaniacoal 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 Englandfamily when their only daughter is diagnosed with Turner's Syndrome, a chromosomalabnormality that keeps her from going through puberty.
* [http://www.amazon.com/dp/0060755784 The Condition]
* [http://www.harpercollins.com/ Harper Collins Official site]
* [http://www.jenniferhaigh.com/ Jennifer Haigh Official site]
* [http://www.pen-ne.org/ PEN.New England Official site]
* [http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/13/books/13masl.html?ex=1157083200&en=d2ab6eb1549b7669&ei=5070 "Women Trying to Find Their Way in a Dying Coal Town"] from "
The New York Times".
* [http://www.umsl.edu/~natural/number08/haigh.html "Cutaway"] A short story from "Natural Bridge: A Journal of Contemporary Literature" (Number 8, Fall 2002).
* [http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/21/books/21masl.html?scp=1&sq=Jennifer%20Haigh&st=cse "A Child With a Problem, a Family With an Excuse"] from "
The New York Times".
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