Lucy Jane Bledsoe's most recent novel, A Thin Bright Line
, came out in October 2016. She's the author of a collection of short stories, a collection of narrative nonfiction, and four other novels, including The Big Bang Symphony
Her fiction has won a Yaddo Fellowship, the 2013 Saturday Evening Post
Fiction Award, the Arts & Letters
Fiction Prize, the Sherwood Anderson Prize for Fiction, a Pushcart nomination, a California Arts Council Fellowship, an American Library Association Stonewall Award, and two National Science Foundation Artists & Writers Fellowships. Her stories have been translated into Japanese, Spanish, German, Dutch, and Chinese.
Lucy loves teaching workshops, cooking, traveling anywhere, basketball, doing anything outside, and telling stories. She's traveled to Antarctica three times, as a two-time recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Artists & Writers in Antarctica Fellowship and once as a guest on the Russian ship, the Akademik Sergey Vavilov
. She is one of a tiny handful of people who have stayed at all three American stations in Antarctica. She has also stayed in a number of field camps, both on the coast and in the Transantarctic mountains, where scientists are studying penguins, climate change, and the Big Bang.
A new novel, The Evolution of Love,
will be out in May 2018. Summer Wood, author of Raising Wrecker,
writes, “This fast-paced nail biter of a novel uses a disaster in the near future to explore a basic question: can love save us from ourselves? I read ravenously to find the answer. Lucy Jane Bledsoe is a brave and brainy writer, and The Evolution of Love is a rare mix of erudition, adventure and hard-won wisdom.” And Karen Joy Fowler, author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
, writes, "Highly recommended."
Bledsoe's collection, Lava Falls
, a novella and stories at the intersection of wilderness, family, and survival, will be out in Fall 2018.
Lucy's work is represented by:
Reiko Davis, DeFiore and Company
47 East 19th Street, Third Floor
New York, NY 10003