Jessica Keener's fiction has been recognized in The Pushcart Prize under "Outstanding Writers," and won Redbook magazine's second prize. Her debut novel, Night Swim, has been widely praised by reviewers and book bloggers including The New York Times, which called Night Swim "an earnest debut" and "moving." The Boston Globe said "Keener perfectly captures a certain kind of 1970s adolescence," and Booklist said "this memorable debut will strike a universal chord with readers." Her work has appeared in scores of national publications and literary magazines, most recently in Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Huffington Post and The Nervous Breakdown. She is the recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist's Grant and was a finalist in Breadloaf's Bakeless novel competition.
Look for her new collection of stories, Women In Bed, chosen as one of ten winter reads by Shape Magazine; and one of 12 best fall reads by Bettyconfidential.com editors and lauded by National Book Circle Critics award winner, Edith Pearlman who says: "Jessica Keener is a master at immediacy."
For more than a dozen years, Keener's feature articles have appeared in The Boston Globe; O, The Oprah Magazine, Coastal Living, Design New England. She co-authored Time to Make the Donuts with William Rosenberg, founder of the worldwide coffee and donut franchise.
Night Swim reached the top ten paid bestseller lists: Amazon and Barnes and Noble.