I was born and raised in Washington, D.C. I live there now with my husband, the writer Mark Trainer, and our two children. My fiction has appeared in The Collagist, VQR, and other magazines, and in the collections DC Noir (Akashic Books) and Amazing Graces (Paycock Press). I’ve written for The Washington Post, The Chronicle of Higher Education (CHE), TLS, VQR, McSweeney’s, Humanities, The Boston Review, Slate, Salon, Bookforum, and other publications. I’m a member of PEN American Center and the National Book Critics Circle. I’m a former senior reporter at CHE, where I covered the humanities (analog and digital), publishing, libraries, archives, and other delightful subjects. (I still write about all those delightful things–just ask me!) I’m also a former staffer at The New York Review of Books and a former contributing editor of The Washington Post Book World. Thanks for reading. You can also follow me on Twitter (@JenHoward) or find me on Facebook and Instagram and sporadically on Tumblr.