Shelley Jackson is the author of Half Life, The Melancholy of Anatomy, hypertexts including Patchwork Girl, My Body, and The Doll Games, and author/illustrator of several childrens¹ books, including The Old Woman and the Wave. Her short stories and essays have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals including Conjunctions, the Paris Review, Bookforum, The LA Times, The Village Voice and Cabinet Magazine. She is the author of SKIN,
a story published in tattoos on the skin of 2095 volunteers, and
co-founder (with artist Christine Hill) of The Interstitial Library.
The recipient of a Howard Foundation grant and a Pushcart Prize, she
has degrees from Stanford and Brown and has taught at Brown, MIT, Pratt
Institute, and the European Graduate School.
Half LifeThe Melancholy of AnatomyPatchwork Girl My BodyThe Doll GamesThe Old Woman and the Wave