Jenny Shank

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Jenny Shank's novel, The Ringer, won the High Plains Book Award in fiction, was a finalist for the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association's Reading the West Book Awards, was a Tattered Cover Book Store Summer Reading selection, and was the featured book in the Wheat Ridge Reads community reading program. Jenny's stories, essays, satire, and reviews have appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Prairie Schooner, Alaska Quarterly Review, McSweeney's, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Poets & Writers Magazine, Bust Magazine, The Guardian, Santa Monica Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Image, Barrelhouse, The Toast, and The Rumpus. Her satire appears in The McSweeney's Book of Politics and Musicals. One of her stories was listed among the "Notable Essays of the Year" in Best American Essays and another received Special Mention in the 2018 Pushcart Prize anthology. She has won writing awards from the Center of the American West, the Montana Committee for the Humanities, SouthWest Writers, and the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund.

Jenny has published over a thousand book reviews and author interviews in places such as Dallas Morning News, the Barnes & Noble Blog, High Country News, PBS MediaShift, Rocky Mountain News, and America magazine.

Jenny was the Denver/Boulder Editor of The Onion A.V. Club for six years, and for four years she was the Books & Writers Editor of New West, which was named "Best Literary Blog" in the Westword Best of Denver issue. She was a Mullin Scholar in writing at the University of Southern California. She is on the faculty of the Mile High MFA at Regis University in Denver, and she lives in Boulder with her husband, daughter, and son.

Classes with Jenny Shank

City, Town, Countryside: Making a Place's Story Your Own
Fiction, Hybrid, Nonfiction/Memoir

City, Town, Countryside: Making a Place's Story Your Own

June 13, 2021

Jenny Shank's Published Work