About the Author
ELISE JUSKA's new novel, In Other Families It Means Less, is forthcoming from Grand Central/Hachette in early 2014. She is the author of three previous novels (Simon & Schuster): Getting Over Jack Wagner, The Hazards of Sleeping Alone, and One for Sorrow, Two for Joy.
Elise's short stories are forthcoming in the Spring 2013 issues of Ploughshares and The Gettysburg Review. Past stories have appeared in numerous magazines including The Hudson Review, American Literary Review, Salmagundi, Black Warrior Review, The Seattle Review, Calyx, Berkeley Fiction Review, The Carolina Quarterly and Harvard Review. Her story "The Way I Saw The World Then," published in The Missouri Review, was cited as distinguished by The Best American Stories 2010.
Her nonfiction has appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the anthology The Subway Chronicles: Scenes from Life in New York, Esquire.com and elsewhere. An essay about reading her grandparents' WWII love letters is forthcoming in Good Housekeeping in February 2013.
Elise attended Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, where she majored in English and won the Hawthorne and Sinkinson short story prizes. As a graduate student at the University of New Hampshire, she received the Tom Williams Memorial for fiction writing and the Charait Award for best short story. She has since taught fiction writing at The New School in New York City, in the MFA program at the University of New Hampshire, and at numerous summer writing conferences.
Elise spends summers writing on an island in Maine and the rest of the year teaching in Philadelphia, where she directs the undergraduate Creative Writing Program at the University of the Arts.