Jessica Levine’s first novel, The Geometry of Love, was chosen as a Top 10 Women’s Fiction Title for 2015 by the American Library Association’s Booklist, which called it an “outstanding first novel.” Her literary history, Delicate Pursuit: Discretion in Henry James and Edith Wharton, was published in Routledge’s Outstanding Dissertation Series (2002). Her essays, shorts stories, and poetry have appeared in many publications including The Southern Review and The Huffington Post. Jessica has translated several books from French and Italian into English.
Jessica holds a B.A. from Wellesley College, an M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of California at Berkeley, where she was a Mellon Fellow. She has had a rich and varied experience teaching creative writing, composition, and literature. She has taught in universities, high school, adult education, and the private sector. Most recently, during a year in France, Jessica held workshops on writing the novel at the American Library in Paris. Previously, she taught at the University of Toronto, New York University, and the University of California at Berkeley. She was born in New York City and now lives in Northern California.