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Jenny Shank's Biography

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Boulder, CO
Oct 2010

Jenny Shank grew up in Denver, Colorado, and earned degrees from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Colorado.  She is the author of the novel THE RINGER, to be published by The Permanent Press in March 2011.  Her stories, essays, and reviews have appeared or are fothcoming in many publications, including Prairie Schooner, Alaska Quarterly Review, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Onion A.V. Club, Poets & Writers, Bust, Michigan Quarterly Review, Image, CutBank, Calyx, Sport Literate, Rocky Mountain News, Dallas Morning News, and Boulder Daily Camera.  One of her stories was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and another was listed among the "Notable Essays of the Year" in the Best American Essays.  She has won writing awards from the Center of the American West, the Montana Committee for the Humanities, SouthWest Writers, and the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund.  For six years Jenny Shank was the Denver/Boulder Editor of The Onion A.V. Club, and she is currently the Books & Writers Editor of NewWest.Net/Books, which was named "Best Literary Blog" in the Westword Best of Denver issue.  She lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband, daughter, and son.

Upcoming Works

The Ringer, novel, The Permanent Press, March 2011


Gary Heidt, Signature Literary Agency

Recommended Links


The Permanent Press