I held an image in my mind of my daughter and me in a small rowboat and I’m rowing, rowing, rowing as hard as I can, away from this sinking ship....more
Kaylie Jones’s latest novel, The Anger Meridian, was published in July 2015. She is the author of the acclaimed memoir, Lies My Mother Never Told Me (2009). Her novels include A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries, which was released as a Merchant Ivory Film in 1998; Celeste Ascending (2001); and Speak Now (2004). She has written numerous book reviews and articles for the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Paris Review, the Washington Post, Salon, WOW, Huffington Post, The Guardian UK, Confrontation Magazine, and others. She is the editor of the anthology Long Island Noir (2012). Kaylie has been teaching for more than 30 years, including at Southampton College’s MFA Program in Writing, and in the low residency MFA Program in Professional Writing at Wilkes University. She co-chairs the James Jones First Novel Fellowship, which awards $10,000 yearly to an unpublished first novel. Her latest endeavor is her imprint with Akashic Books, Kaylie Jones Books, a writer’s collective in which the authors play a fundamental part in their own publishing process.