Jessamyn Hope's debut novel "Safekeeping" was a Boston Globe recommended read; acclaimed by The Globe and Mail; a New York Public Library Staff Pick; a National Jewish Book Club pick; winner of the J.I. Segal Award in English Fiction; and a finalist for both the Harold U. Ribalow Prize and the Paterson Fiction Prize.
Her short stories and memoirs—originally published in Ploughshares, Five Points, PRISM International, Colorado Review, The Common and elsewhere—have received two Pushcart Prize honorable mentions, been named a Best American Notable Essay, and have been anthologized in Best Canadian Essays. She was the Susannah McCorkle Scholar in Fiction at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and has an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College.
She was born and raised in Montreal and has long lived in New York City.