Love will prevail.
Jenny Boylan is the author of 18 books, a Trustee of PEN America, and the Anna Quindlen Writer in Residence at Barnard College of Columbia University. In 2022-23, she was a Fellow at the Radcliffe Center for Advanced Study at Harvard University.
This whirlwind year has left me tired, but happy. MAD HONEY has been on the bestseller lists for over a year. I’ve continued to write, now and again, for the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Boston Globe. (I’ll post links to all the recent work soon, promise.)
My next book will be published in late 24 or early 25, by Celadon/Macmillan. It’s a bookend to SHE’S NOT THERE, published 20 years ago this year, and it examines the differences between men and women, as I have lived them, as well as the difference between coming out as trans in the late 90s, as I did, and now. Stay tuned for that; lots more info as we draw near.
I’ve also continued my work with PEN America, the nonprofit dedicated to defending freedom of expression, and freedom of speech, for writers and artists worldwide. Our 2023 Freedom of Expression award went to Narges Mohammadi, who shortly thereafter won this years Nobel Peace Prize.
I am grateful to my family, to my readers, and to everyone who has helped me on my way. We are living in an era of cruelty and injustice, and all we can do is fight back, as best we can. I do believe, deep in my heart, we shall overcome some day.
Co-written with Jodi Picoult, a soul-stirring novel about what we choose to keep from our past and what we choose to leave behind.
Published 10.4.22 in hardcover, eBook, and audio
Available for order now here!
What the Troubles in Ireland have to teach us about the search for peace. From the Boston Globe, 11/20/23
How abortion and trans rights are two sides of the same issue–and equally anathema to conservatives. from the New York…
The connection between American guns, violence in Mexico, and the immigration crisis at the Southern border are linked. From the…
Perhaps your sex is less about what’s between your legs than between your ears. JFB in Washington Post, May 1,…
Jimmy Carter’s time in the White House — with its remarkable mash-up of triumphs and failures — that helped me…
My first thought, when I read that, during his salad days, Rep. George Santos had seemingly performed as a drag…
No matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger — something better, pushing right back. A…
Living in post-Trump America is not easy for families like mine. Column for Washington Post, November 21, 2022