Jessica Lott is a New York City–based fiction and arts writer. Her first novel, The Rest of Us, (Simon & Schuster) won the 2013 New England Book Festival Award for Fiction and garnered rave reviews from NPR “Fresh Air,” The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, The Daily Beast, and elsewhere. (Soon to be published in France through Flammarion.) Her novella Osin won the Novella Award from Low Fidelity Press, judged by Aimee Bender. In addition to Osin, she has published short fiction, essays, and art reviews in the U.S. and internationally, including the New York Times, frieze, and The Modern Spectator; her art criticism won the Arts Writer’s Prize from the Frieze Foundation in London, and has been translated into Spanish for Errata# in Bogotá. She holds an MA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Boston University, where she won the Graduate Fiction Award, and an MA in English and American Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. She was an editorial advisor for the opening of The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, the first of its kind in the U.S., and was on the selection panel for Feminism Now, a symposium on contemporary feminist art scholarship; she has been a Solomon Resident in Art Criticism with the Tang Museum at Skidmore College and a MacDowell Colony Fellow, and is currently on the advisory board for With Food in Mind as well as several art nonprofits in New York. Jessica has taught writing at universities and workshops and edits and consults on art catalogues for the New Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Joan Mitchell/CUE Foundation, Philbrook Museum, and Brooklyn Museum. She writes a monthly column, “Alchemy of Inspiration,” for PBS: Art21.
Represented by Lane Zachary of Zachary Shuster Harmsworth Literary Agency, New York.