Brittany Ackerman

Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Nashville, TN

Author's Bio

Brittany Ackerman is a writer from Riverdale, New York. She earned her BA in English from Indiana University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Florida Atlantic University.  She has led workshops for UCLA’s Extension program, The Porch, Catapult, HerStry, Write or Die Tribe, and Lighthouse Writers.  She currently teaches writing at Vanderbilt University in the English Department.  She is a 2x Pushcart Prize Nominee and her work has been featured in Electric Literature, Jewish Book Council, Lit Hub, The Los Angeles Review, No Tokens, Hobart, and more. Her first collection of essays entitled The Perpetual Motion Machine was published with Red Hen Press in 2018, and her debut novel The Brittanys is out now with Vintage. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

The Perpetual Motion Machine (Red Hen Press, 2018)


The Brittanys (Penguin Random House, 2021)

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Last update: Oct 11, 2022