Jennifer Haigh

Fellow: Awarded 2018

Field of Study: Fiction

Competition: US & Canada


Jennifer Haigh is the author of five novels and a collection of short stories. Her most recent novel, Heat and Light, received a 2017 Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and was named a Best Book of 2016 by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio and Slate. Her previous books have won the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction, the Massachusetts Book Award and the PEN New England Award in fiction, and have been published in eighteen languages. Her short stories have been published widely, in The Atlantic, Granta, The Best American Short Stories anthology and many other places. A graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, she now lives in Boston.