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Jincy’s Works

Her stories have been published in

  • The Yale Review
  • The Massachusetts Review
  • Playgirl
  • Cosmopolitan
  • McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern
  • The Lifted Brow
  • 5Stories

and anthologized in

  • The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Fiction (1988), ed. R.V. Cassill
  • A Good Deal: Selected Stories from the Massachuetts Review, ed. Heath and Robinson
  • Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules, ed. David Sedaris
  • Fields of Reading, Motives for Writing, (editions 5 and 6), ed. Comley et al.


Children Playing

Her published books include:

  • Jenny and the Jaws of Life, collected stories, St. Martin’s Press*
  • Winner of the National Book Award, novel, St. Martin’s Press

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*According to Wikipedia, this is a cult classic.

And there’s an uncollected story of hers, “Twinkle, Twinkle,”  in McSweeney’s issue 22 (the one with magnets).


Novel in 2008:

  • The Writing Class, novel, St. Martin’s Press* (see “Prologue” in November Archives)





 **Also published in Australia, by Scribe



Her latest novel, Amy Falls Down, published by St. Martin’s Press, July 9, 2013:



(Hardcover, ebook, Audiobook)

Fame and Honour (English version, Winner of the National Book Award)L'Ouvre-Boite (French translation, Jenny and the Jaws of Life) Gloire Honneur et mauvais temps 51kepguv08l__ss400_die-dramaturgie0003



Translations so far:

  • L’Ouvre-Boite (Jenny and the Jaws of Life), published by Autrement.
  • Gloire, Honneur et mauvais temps (Winner of the National Book Award),  published by Edition Phebus, 2007, paperback 2009.
  • Italian rights to Jenny
  • Fame and Honour (Winner of the National Book Award), published by Headline Book Publishing, England
  • Kurz tvůrčího psaní (The Writing Class), published by Knizni Klub, 2010
  • The Writing Class rights to Turkey
  • Die Dramaturgie des totens (German trans., 2009)
  • El taller de escritura  (Spanish trans., 2012) 


Her finest Work:

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