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Jessica treat

Interview with Jessica Treat


In addition to Not a Chance, Jessica Treat is the author of two other story collections: A Robber in the House (Coffee House Press), and Meat Eaters & Plant Eaters (BOA Editions). Her stories, essays, prose poems, and translations have been widely published in anthologies and literary journals, including Epoch, Quarterly West, Black Warrior Review, American Literary Review, and Ms. Magazine. Treat has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and was awarded the Dominion Review Fiction Award. In 2001 she received an Artist Fellowship Award for further work in fiction from the CT Commission on the Arts; she has also received Artist Fellowship Awards from the Fundacion Valparaiso (1998) and Civitella Ranieri (2008). Born in Canada, she grew up in New England and lived for a number of years in Mexico City. Treat is Professor of English at Northwestern Connecticut Community College, where she co-ordinates the annual Mad River Literary Festival, co-chairs the Cultural Planning Committee, and serves as Faculty Advisor to the Spanish Club. In 2007, she received the Award for Distinguished Service & Educational Excellence.


"Treat is a real find."—Los Angeles Reader's Monthly