Jane Bernstein

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer

English Department
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
Phone: 
412-268-6445

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 & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Anthology:
Love You to Pieces (Beacon Press, 2009)
Books:
Rachel in the World: A Memoir (University of Illinois Press, 2007)
,
Loving Rachel (Little, Brown & Co., 1988)

Fiction

Books:
Bereft (North Point Press, 2000)
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Seven Minutes in Heaven (Fawcett Books, 1986)
Journals: ,
Ms.
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New York Times Magazine
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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

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Jewish
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Brooklyn
Raised in: 
Bergen County, NJ
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Last update: Jun 13, 2011