Jessica’s ground-breaking first novel, Dogeaters, nominated for the National Book Award, celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2020. The paperback edition is published by Penguin and the eBook by Open Road.
We are also pleased to report that one of the country’s leading regional theaters, Two River Theater in Red Bank, New Jersey, has commissioned Jessica to write the book for a musical titled Play Like a Girl: The Amazing Life and Times of a Band Named Fanny.
This project follows Jessica’s two other recent stage works—The Gangster of Love, her adaptation of her second novel, commissioned and presented by San Francisco’s Magic Theater, and Felix Starro, a musical play with book and lyrics by Jessica and music by Fabian Obispo, based on the story by Lysley Tenorio, which Ma-Yi Theater premiered in New York in the Fall of 2019.
John Wooley & Ron Wolfe
We’re excited to announce that in February 2020 Sony Pictures Television renewed its option on the duo’s first novel, Old Fears.
Directors Wes Craven and Jack Sholder were attached to this project at various times when Paramount Pictures had plans to make this their follow-up franchise to the Friday the 13th film series.
John and Ron have authored eight books, including Death’s Door, nominated for the prestigious Bram Stoker Award by the Horror Writers of America. John is also a farmer, journalist, teacher, radio broadcaster, podcaster and filmmaker while Ron is also a cartoonist, columnist and journalist. Both are working on new novels.
John Stewart Wynne
Following publication of his highly-praised Lambda Award-nominated novel The Red Shoes, John has recently completed a new collection of fiction which includes two long stories and a novella titled I Found You. He is also at work on a new novel.
Suzanne Jill Levine
Suzanne Jill Levine has translated over forty volumes of Latin America’s most innovative and distinguished fiction writers. The recipient of many honors, including several PEN awards, National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, and the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (for her literary biography of Manuel Puig), she edited for Penguin Classics the five-volume series of Jorge Luis Borges’s poetry and essays. Most recently she co-translated Cristina Rivera Garza’s The Taiga Syndrome for the Dorothy Project and, for City Lights, Silvina Ocampo’s Forgotten Journey and The Promise.
In April 2020, New Directions will republish Jill’s translation of Julio Cortázar’s story collection, All Fires the Fire.
Seven Stories Press will continue its association with Jill (following her translation of the Lambda Award-winning Mundo Cruel by Luis Negron) by publishing in August 2020 her translation of Guadalupe Nettel’s Bezoar: And Other Unsettling Stories.