Jessica L. Anthony

Lecturer in English



Hathorn Hall, Room 300


Jessica Anthony ’96 is the author of three books of fiction, most recently the novel ENTER THE AARDVARK (Little, Brown & Co. 2020), a finalist for the New England Book Award in Fiction. Anthony’s novels have been published in over a dozen countries, and are featured in Time, Newsweek, Esquire, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times Book Review as an Editors’ Choice. Anthony has received literary fellowships from the Creative Capital Foundation, the Bogliasco Foundation (Italy), the Bridge Guard Foundation (Slovakia), the Maine Arts Commission, and she recently spent a month in residence at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington. Anthony’s story “The Death of Mustango Salvaje,” originally published by McSweeney’s, is currently in development with A24 for a limited TV series, filmed in Spain. Her next novel, THE MOST, is forthcoming from Little, Brown & Co. in 2024.

Current Courses

Fall Semester 2024

ENG 391
Advanced Fiction Writing

ENG 392
Advanced Poetry Writing

FYS 559
Art of the Short Story: Writing and Critiquing Short Fiction