Joan Leegant

Joan Leegant is the author of a novel, Wherever You Go (W.W. Norton) and a story collection, An Hour in Paradise (W.W. Norton), which won the PEN/New England Book Award, the Wallant Award, and was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick. Recent story prizes include the Nelligan Prize from Colorado Review and Moment Magazine Fiction prize; another received Special Mention in the 2014 Pushcart Prize. She is a recipient of an artist grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo, and holds an MFA from Vermont College.