Jayne Anne Phillips

  • * Guggenheim Fellow

  • * National Endowment of the Arts Fellow

  • * Winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize and Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Jayne Anne Phillips is the author of the novels Quiet Dell, Lark & Termite, Motherkind, Shelter, and Machine Dreams, and two widely anthologized collections of stories, Fast Lanes and Black Tickets. Quiet Dell was a Wall Street Journal Best Fiction of 2013 selection, and a Kirkus Reviews Best of 2013 selection. Lark & Termite, winner of the Heartland Prize, was a Finalist for the 2009 National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Prix de Medici Etranger. Phillips’ works are published in nine languages. She is currently Professor of English and Director of the MFA Program at Rutgers-Newark, the State University of New Jersey where she established The Writers At Newark Reading Series. She divides her time between Boston, New York, and Newark, NJ.



  • Phillips stunning debut novel about an American family [...]

  • A deeply felt novel, set in West Virginia and wartime Korea [...]

  • A riveting novel set in 1930s Chicago, Iowa and West Virginia, and based on the true story of a murderer who preyed on widows [...]