Jenny Offill (born in 1968) is an American author born in Massachusetts. Her first novel Last Things was published in 1999 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (ISBN 0-374-18405-4), Delta (paperback, ISBN 0-385-33495-8) and in the UK by Bloomsbury (ISBN 0-7475-4482-4; paperback 2000, ISBN 0-7475-4598-7). It was a New York Times Notable book and a finalist for the L.A Times First Book Award.
Offill's second novel "Dept. of Speculation" (Knopf) (ISBN 0385350813) was published in January 2014.
She is also the co-editor with Elissa Schappell of two anthologies of essays and the author of several children's books She teaches in the MFA programs at Brooklyn College, Columbia University and Queens University.
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