Jessica Keener



Jessica Keener


Brookline, MA, USA


Fiction, Women's Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Coming-of-Age

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Jessica Keener‘s debut novel, Night Swim, was a national bestseller, widely praised by reviewers 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.” Night Swim reached the top #10 paid bestseller lists on Amazon. Her latest novel, Strangers in Budapest, was chosen as a “Best New Novel” by Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, Chicago Magazine, and was an IndieNext pick in 2017 +2018. It reached #2 in Jewish Historical Fiction (paid Amazon bestseller list) and landed on the Southern Independent Bestseller list. Hadassah magazine called it a “haunting, beautifully written story,” and “A fabulously complex and mysterious tale,” writes New York Journal of Books. Her collection of stories, Women In Bed, was chosen as one of ten winter reads by Shape Magazine; and one of 12 best fall reads by editors and lauded by National Book Circle Critics award winner, Edith Pearlman who wrote: “Jessica Keener is a master of 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. Her fiction has been recognized in The Pushcart Prize under “Outstanding Writers,” and won Redbook magazine’s second prize. She was awarded a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist’s Grant and was a finalist in Breadloaf’s Bakeless novel competition

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Strangers in Budapest


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Night Swim


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Women in Bed

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