More About the Author
JAY NEUGEBOREN is the author of 18 books, including two prize-winning novels (The Stolen Jew and Before My Life Began), two prize-winning books of non-fiction (Imagining Robert:My Brother, Madness, and Survival and Transforming Madnes: New Lives for People Living with Mental Illness), and four collections of award-winning stories. His most recent novel, 1940, was long-listed for the International Impac Dublin Literary Award. Two new novels are scheduled for publication: The Other Side of the World, Fall 2012, and The American Sun & Wind Moving Picture Company, Spring 2013.
His stories and essays have appeared widely (in The New York Review of Books, The Atlantic Monthly, The American Scholar, The New York Times, GQ, Newsweek, Midstream, Hadassah, Sport, The Gettysburg Review, Ploughshares, Authors Guild Bulletin, etc.), and have been reprinted in more than 50 anthologies, including Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories.
His screenplay for The Hollow Boy, which premiered on American Playhouse, has won many honors, including top prize at the Houston International Film Festival. An award winning documentary film based on Imagining Robert, in which he co-starred with his brother, and for which he wrote the script, has been appearing nationally on PBS stations since 2004. He is the recipient of numerous other awards, including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Massachusetts Council on the Arts, and is the only author to have won six consecutive Syndicated Fiction Prizes. His archive is housed at the Harry Ransom Humanities Center in Austin, Texas.
He has given Grand Rounds at Harvard Medical School, Yale Medical School, North Shore Hospital, Bay State Medical Center, Roosevelt-St. Lukes Hospital, and other medical facilities, and has been keynote speaker nationally and internationally for numerous mental health organizations, including the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. He has also served as a consultant to the World Health Organization.
Mr. Neugeboren was Professor and Writer-in-Residence for many years at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and has taught at other universities, including Stanford, Indiana, S.U.N.Y. at Old Westbury, and Freiburg (Germany). He now lives and writes in New York City, where he is on the faculty of the Writing Program of the Graduate School of the Arts at Columbia University.
A full list of his publications, along with other information about Mr. Neugeboren, including excerpts from reviews of his highly praised 2011 short story collection, You Are My Heart, can be found at