Writer, Simulacrum, Crone
Winner 2020 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction
"Nimble, wired, savvy, unpredictable, playful and poignant, the slant-tellings and narrative short-circuitings that constitute Jen Fawkes’ TALES THE DEVIL TOLD ME remind us with every story that literature is ever passionately intertextual, every piece a kind of thank-you letter to all the others that have informed, reformed, and deformed it." —Lance Olsen, author of MY RED HEAVEN
Jen Fawkes has been a waitress, a tax preparer, a bartender, a museum interpreter, a cleaning woman, and a college professor. Her debut book, Mannequin and Wife (LSU Press), was named one of Largehearted Boy's Favorite Short Story Collections of 2020. Her second book, Tales the Devil Told Me, won the 2020 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction and is forthcoming in October of 2021. Jen's work has appeared in One Story, Crazyhorse, Lit Hub, The Rumpus, The Iowa Review, Best Small Fictions 2020, and elsewhere. She is the winner of numerous fiction prizes, from The Pinch, Salamander, Washington Square Review, and others. She lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with her husband and several imaginary friends.
Jersey Devil Press
Amazon’s Day One
The Iowa Review
Michigan Quarterly Review
The Massachusetts Review
Speaking of Marvels
Research Notes: How to Write Mannequin and Wife"
"Jen Fawkes's Playlist for Mannequin and Wife"
"Dangerous Women: a Conversation
with Jen Fawkes"
Fear No Lit
"Acknowledging the Power of the Margins: Jen Fawkes on Mannequin and Wife"
Southern Review of Books
"Strangeness in the Proportion: a Q & A with Jen Fawkes"