Jenna Leigh Evans is an author and senior copywriter with byline content in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Food & Wine Magazine. Her debut novel Prosperity was awarded first prize for a North Street Book Award and has been optioned for television; short fiction, essays and criticism has appeared in The American, The Toast, The Billfold, Autostraddle, the literary journal of the Henry Miller Library, and Electric Literature, among others. She studied with poet Caroline Halliday in London and postmodernist pioneer Kathy Acker at the San Francisco Art Institute, interned at Paris Press, and studied at The Writer's Studio in NYC. She's a LAMBDA Literary Fiction fellow and a Barbara Deming Memorial Fund grantee.
She is currently the Senior Editor of Ten Speed Press' upcoming World Food book series and working on her second novel. She lives in Brooklyn and is represented by Soumeya Roberts at HSG Agency.
What readers on Amazon and Goodreads
are saying about Jenna Leigh Evans' Prosperity, a Novel:
“…A prescient, scary page-turner…it's also, surprisingly, laugh-out-loud funny in places, as well as suspenseful.”
“As I read this book, I found myself watching it at the same time. It truly is cinematic and unlike anything I've ever read before.”
“I missed these characters SO MUCH when the book was finished. I wish this was a series! I agree with the previous poster who called it cinematic…I hope those who scout vehicles for Hulu, Netflix and the like are paying attention.”
“…Brings a richness of humanity to…characters marginalized by society who demand their dignity and freedom within the overwhelming subjugation of an institutionalized corporate world…a great mix-up of Beckett and Thelma and Louise.”
“It reminds me of Kafka on a slight acid trip.”
"Rarely is a book with a political conscience this warm-hearted, funny, and smart."
“I wish it was a series I could binge watch for weeks on end!! Malls as prisons? Genius. Percy and Lita? Badass. MORE!”