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Jessica Treadway

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Jessica Treadway

Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator (1998)

B.A. State University of New York, Albany
M.A. Boston University

Jessica Treadway's novel Lacy Eye will be published in the U.S. by Grand Central Publishing/Hachette in spring 2015. The novel will also be published in the UK and Australia, and translation rights have been bought by publishers in six countries. Treadway, who holds a Master's in creative writing, is author of Please Come Back To Me, winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction (September 2010). Her previous books are the novel And Give You Peace (Graywolf Press, 2001) and the collection Absent Without Leave and Other Stories (Delphinium Books/Simon & Schuster, 1992). A recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Treadway has published individual stories in The Atlantic, Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, The Hudson Review, Shenandoah, and Five Points, among other journals, and her work has been cited multiple times in The Best American Short Stories annual anthology.

Treadway has written numerous book reviews and essays for The Boston Globe and The Chicago Tribune. She is a former reporter for United Press International and a former fellow at Radcliffe's Bunting Institute. Additionally, Treadway has served as a member of the Board of Directors of PEN-New England and as co-chair of its Freedom to Write committee.


And Give You Peace Cover Absent without Leave Cover