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About Janet Fitch
Janet Fitch was born and raised in Los Angeles, a third generation Angelino, and attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon, graduating with a degree in history, specializing in Russian Studies. She attributes much of her storytelling ability to her training as an historian. She was a 2009 Likhachev fellow to St. Petersburg, Russia, a Helen R. Whiteley Fellow at the University of Washington Friday Harbor Labs, a research fellow at the Huntington Library, Pasadena, and a Moseley Fellow in Creative Writing at Pomona College,
The best-selling author of the novels White Oleander, Paint It Black, The Revolution of Marina M. and the upcoming Chimes of a Lost Cathedral, Fitch also regularly teaches fiction writing at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers summer workshops, and has taught creative writing in the MPW program at the University of Southern California, Vermont College of Fine Arts’ full residency MFA in Writing and Publishing, UC Riverside Low-Residency MFA program, Pomona College, UCLA Extension, and the Esalen Institute. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in Los Angeles Noir (Akashic Press), Black Clock, Vogue, Real Simple, A Room of Her Own, Black Warrior Review, Rattling Wall, the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and many other publications.
Fitch currently lives in Los Angeles, in the hills where Rena Grushenka's girls picked trash in White Oleander. More news and information can be found at her website: www.janetfitchwrites.com.