Jessica L. Anthony

Lecturer in English



Hathorn Hall, Room 300


Jessica Anthony ’96 is a novelist and director of the Creative Writing Concentration. She is the author of Enter the Aardvark (Little, Brown 2020), the multimedia novel Chopsticks (Penguin/Razorbill 2012), and The Convalescent (McSweeney’s/Grove 2009). Anthony’s books have been optioned for film, and are published in several countries. Her short stories appear in Best New American Voices, Best Nonrequired Reading, McSweeney’s, The Idaho Review and elsewhere. Her essays will soon appear in the Times Literary Supplement and LitHub. Anthony is the inaugural winner of McSweeney’s “Amanda Davis Highwire Fiction Award,” and she has recently received fellowships from the Creative Capital Foundation, the Bogliasco Foundation (Italy), the BridgeGuard Foundation (Slovakia), and the Maine Arts Commission. In 2021, she will spend a month in residence as a research fellow at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington.


Current Courses

Fall Semester 2020

ENG 360
Independent Study

ENG 391
Advanced Fiction Writing

ENG 395G

ENG 395G

ENG 457
Senior Thesis

Winter Semester 2021

ENG 291
Fiction Writing