Joanna Hershon is the author of four novels, Swimming, The Outside of August, The German Bride and most recently, A Dual Inheritance, which has been compared to the work of Jonathan Franzen, Jeffrey Eugenides, Anne Tyler and Tom Wolfe and described as a big book “about American politics, social customs, and family dynamics that seeks to update and relocate the brilliantly compelling English nineteenth-century novel,” Her writing has appeared in Granta, The New York Times, One Story, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and Berlin Stories (a multimedia journal for NPR Worldwide). Joanna has received fellowships from Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Edward Albee Foundation, and is currently an adjunct assistant professor in the Creative Writing department at Columbia University. A native New Yorker, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband, painter Derek Buckner, their twin sons and daughter.
For further information and access to all reviews and publication history, please visit her website: www.joannahershon.com
Her new novel St Ivo will be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in April 2020.