Jennifer Haigh is a novelist and short story writer. Her most recent novel, Heat and Light, explores the fate of a Rust Belt town transformed when the natural gas industry comes to town. It won a 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 and NPR. Her previous books include the novels Faith, The Condition, Baker Towers and Mrs. Kimble, winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction, and the short story collection News From Heaven, winner of the Massachusetts Book Award and the PEN New England Award in Fiction. Haigh’s short stories have been published widely, in Granta, Electric Literature, The Best American Short Stories and many other places. Her work has been translated into sixteen languages. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she is currently a Guggenheim Fellow.
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