Jane Harrington lives in Virginia’s Blue Ridge, where she teaches writing and literature at Washington & Lee University. She has written best-selling books for young adults (Scholastic, Lerner) and her literary fiction and creative nonfiction have been published widely, including in Chautauqua, Portland Review, Claudius Speaks, and Appalachian Nature (upcoming, West Virginia UP). She is a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA).
Awards and Recognition
- "Way Out Farm" -- Honorable mention, 2016 Leap Frog Press Fiction Contest (for a novella)
- "Settling" -- Short-listed, 2016 Colm Tóibín International Short Story Award, Wexford, Ireland
- "Speranza" -- Runner up, Portable Stories Contest, 2016
- "Flight" -- Finalist, 2015 Dana Award for the Novel
- "Into the Air" -- First place, Writerhouse/C-Ville Creative Nonfiction Contest (2014)
- "All God's Children Gonna Take a Ride" -- Second place, 2014 Virginia Golden Nib short story competition (chapter level); “Highly Recommended” work, Ireland’s 2014 Sean O’Faolain International Short Story Prize competition
- "Dear John, I've fallen for a dog," -- Short-listed, Fish Publishing 2013/14 Short Story Prize
- "Watching--the Fall" -- Long-listed, Fish Publishing Short Memoir Contest (2013)
- "Moving Day" -- Long-listed, Anam Cara, Ireland, Short Fiction Contest (2012)
- EXTREME PETS -- 2009 selection, Children's Book Council & International Reading Association; 2008 ALA "Quick Picks For Reluctant Young Adult Readers; 2007 Washington Post "Book of the Week"