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Janice Eidus

Janice Eidus

Faithful Rebecca

Novelist, short story writer, and essayist Janice Eidus has twice won the O. Henry Prize for her short stories, as well as a Redbook Prize, a Pushcart Prize, a National Writers Voice Residency Award, and a grant from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. She is the author of four highly acclaimed books, the story collections, The Celibacy Club and Vito Loves Geraldine, and the novels, Urban Bliss and Faithful Rebecca. She's co-editor of It's Only Rock And Roll: An Anthology of Rock And Roll Short Stories. Her new novel, The War Of The Rosens, forthcoming in 2006, is about an eccentric Jewish family in the Bronx.

Janice grew up in an iconoclastic Bronx family, and she writes frequently about issues of Jewish identity (sometimes with humor, always with affection). Her work appears in such anthologies as The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories and Neurotica: Jewish Writers On Sex, as well as in the magazines The Forward and Tikkun. She has been invited to read and speak at such venues as The Jewish Museum, The Eldridge Street Synagogue, and Hebrew Union College.

Janice is on the Writing Faculty of the Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing at Carlow University. She also offers individual writing tutorials, and teaches at numerous writers conferences and festivals throughout the United States, Europe, and Latin America. She lives in New York City and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. For more information, visit her website,