Jane Bernstein

English Department
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890

Author's Bio

Jane Bernstein is the author of five books, among them the memoirs Bereft - A Sister's Story, and Rachel in the World. Her essays have been published in such places as the New York Times Magazine, Ms., Prairie Schooner, Poets & Writers, Self, and Creative Nonfiction, and her screenwork includes the screenplay for the Warner Brothers movie Seven Minutes in Heaven. Jane, a member of the Creative Writing at Carnegie Mellon University, is working on a new novel, The Face Tells the Secret.

Publications and Prizes

(North Point Press, 2000)
, Loving Rachel
(Little, Brown & Co., 1988)
, Rachel in the World: A Memoir
(University of Illinois Press, 2007)
, Seven Minutes in Heaven
(Fawcett Books, 1986)
Love You to Pieces
(Beacon Press, 2009)
Creative Nonfiction, Ms. Magazine, New York Times Magazine, Prairie Schooner, The Sun
Prizes Won: 
National Endowment for the Arts Fulbright Fellowship Pennsylvania Council on the Arts New Jersey Council on the Arts Virgina Faulkner Award for best essay and others

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Super Sad True Love Story by Shteyngart
The Uncoupling by Wolitzer
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Twain
The Warmth of Other Suns by Wilkerson

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Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer
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Bergen County, NJ
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Last updated: Jun 13, 2011