Jenny Offill

Jenny Offill is the author of the novels Last Things (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a finalist for the L.A. Times First Book Award), and Dept. of Speculation, which was shortlisted for the Folio Prize, the PEN/Faulkner Award, and the International Dublin Award. She lives in upstate New York and teaches at Syracuse University and in the low residency program at Queens University.


ARTICLES FEATURING JENNY

Subterranean Lives

“Infidelity has such an enduring appeal in novels because it’s shorthand for the idea that the life you show the world is not the real life you live.”...


Facts and Dreams

Dept. of Speculation gives us a heroine engaged in the conflict between motherhood and artistic output — or, in a larger sense — between safety and ambition....

Facts and Dreams


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