Albany, New York
|Alma mater||State University of New York at Albany|
|Occupation||short story writer|
|Home town||Lexington, Massachusetts|
She was raised in Albany, New York. She graduated from the State University of New York at Albany, and from Boston University, with an MA. She worked as a reporter for United Press International. She held a fellowship at the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College, and taught at Tufts University. She teaches at Emerson College.
She wrote the libretto for composer Ellen Bender’s opera after Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Marble Faun, and served as literary co-translator of “A Crowning Experience” by Kostiantyn Moskalets in From Three Worlds: New Writing From the Ukraine. She is on the Board of Directors of PEN-New England.
- National Endowment for the Arts
- Massachusetts Cultural Council.
- 1993 John C. Zacharis First Book Award 
- 2009 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction
- Please Come Back To Me, short stories, University of Georgia Press, October 2010
- Absent Without Leave, a collection of stories. Delphinium Books/Simon & Schuster. 1992. ISBN 978-0-671-79213-8.
- And Give You Peace, a novel. Graywolf Press. 2000. ISBN 978-1-55597-315-5.
- The Best American Short Stories
- The O. Henry Prize Stories
- Bill Henderson, ed. (December 2003). The Pushcart Prize XXVIII: Best of the Small Presses. Pushcart Press. ISBN 978-1-888889-37-6.
- "Down in the Valley", Ploughshares, Fall 1992
- "Dear Nicole ", Ploughshares, Fall 1995
- "Shirley Wants Her Nickel Back", Ploughshares, Fall 2004
- "Emerson College". Retrieved 31 October 2016.
- "Read By Author - Ploughshares". Retrieved 31 October 2016.
- "AGNI Online: Author Jessica Treadway". Retrieved 31 October 2016.
- Margaret Ross Griffel; Adrienne Fried Block (1999). Operas in English: A Dictionary. Greenwood Press. ISBN 978-0-313-25310-2.
- "Jessica Treadway - Directory of Writers - Poets & Writers". Retrieved 31 October 2016.