Biography



Janice Eidus is a novelist, essayist, short story writer, and writing coach. Twice winner of the O.Henry Prize, a Pushcart Prize, and a Redbook Magazine Prize, she’s published the novels, The War Of The Rosens, The Last Jewish Virgin, Urban Bliss, and Faithful Rebecca, as well as the short story collections, Vito Loves Geraldine and The Celibacy Club. She is co-editor of It’s Only Rock & Roll: Rock & Roll Short Stories.

Her personal essays appear regularly in the lifestyle/culture magazine, www.PurpleClover.com. Her fiction and nonfiction appear in such magazines as The New York Times, Arts & Letters, Lilith, Southwest Review and Jewish Currents, as well as in such anthologies as Desire: Women Write About Wanting; Scribblers On The Roof; and Dirt: The Quirks, Habits, and Passions of Keeping House, and the forthcoming, How Does That Make You Feel?: Confessions From Both Sides of the Therapy Couch.

She has been invited to read her work, lecture, and teach throughout the United States, as well as in Spain, Great Britain, Italy, and Mexico. She has been a Fellow at numerous artists’ colonies, including Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, the Edward Albee Foundation, Ragdale, and The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter. (www.janiceeidus.com)