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 the youth market (Scholastic, Lerner) and her literary fiction and creative nonfiction have been published widely, including in Chautauqua, Portland Review, Claudius Speaks, and Mountains Piled Upon Mountains: Appalachian Nature Writing in the Anthropocene (West Virginia UP 2019). She is a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA).
Awards and Recognition
- "The Visits" -- Long-listed for Fish Publishing Short Memoir Prize 2018; honorable mention, Asheville Writers' Workshop Hard Times contest, 2018.
- "Settling" -- Short-listed, 2016 Colm Tóibín International Short Story Award, Wexford, Ireland; published in Mountains Piled Upon Mountains: Appalachian Nature Writing in the Anthropocene (West Virginia UP 2019)
- "Speranza" -- Runner up, Portable Stories Contest, 2016
- "Way Out Farm" -- Honorable mention, 2016 Leap Frog Press Fiction Contest (for a novella)
- "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)