Shelley Jackson

Shelley Jackson is the author of the story collection The Melancholy of Anatomy, the novel Half Life, hypertexts including Patchwork Girl, and of several children's books, including the recent Mimi's Dad Catifesto. Her stories and essays have appeared in many journals including McSweeney's, Conjunctions, The Paris Review, The Believer, and Cabinet Magazine. In 2004 she launched her project SKIN, a story published in tattoos on 2095 volunteers. The recipient of a Howard Foundation grant, a Pushcart Prize, and the 2006 James Tiptree Jr Award, she is the co-founder with artist Christine Hill of the Interstitial Library and headmistress of the Shelley Jackson Vocational School for Ghost Speakers & Hearing-Mouth Children, a work in progress.