Janice Eidus
Janice Eidus
“Janice Eidus possesses a fierce imagination.”
The New York Times Book Review


Janice Eidus is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, and essayist. She has lived, traveled, written, lectured, and taught throughout the U.S., Central America, and Europe. Her novels include Faithful Rebecca, Urban Bliss, The War of the Rosens, and The Last Jewish Virgin. Her short story collections include Vito Loves Geraldine and The Celibacy Club. She has published fiction and essays in many leading magazines and in over 50 anthologies. Her awards include two O. Henry Prizes, a Pushcart Prize, a New York Acker Award for Achievement, an Independent Publisher Book Award (an IPPY), The Firecracker Award given by the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses, and a Redbook Fiction Prize, as well as numerous residencies and fellowships at such artists colonies as The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is your “Go-To Guru” for developmental editing, coaching, and mentoring. She currently lives with her husband, daughter, and their rescue cat, Cherry, in the heart of New York City, close to the iconic Algonquin Hotel, where she hosts her own witty and inspiring Round Tables, and where she often writes in the mornings at her beloved “writer’s corner” table.

“Every time I sit down to write, I feel both scared and brave, because I’m being as honest as I can be.”
—Janice Eidus


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