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Jessica Keener

October 19, Copley Square
Jessica Keener is the author of the national bestselling debut novel Night Swim and a collection of award-winning stories, Women In Bed. Her newest novel, Strangers In Budapest, was a 2017 and 2018 Indie Next pick and a Southern Independent Bestseller. It was selected as a “Best New Novel” by Entertainment Weekly, January Magazine, RealSimple.com, and Chicago Review of Books, and as one of seven beach reads by Boston Magazine. Keener is the recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist's Grant and has been listed in The Pushcart Prize under “outstanding writers.” She has also taught literature and writing at Boston University, Brown University, and U. of Miami, and is a writing consultant for GrubStreet in Boston. She is working on a new novel set in Boston.