Born in St. Louis, Lucy Ferriss has lived on both coasts, in the middle, and abroad. Her 1997 novel The Misconceiver, which imagines a post-Roe America in the 2020s, has suddenly risen to prominence with a lightning-fast reissue and is taking her on tour to raise money for reproductive rights. Her newly released collection Meditations for a New Century is the winner of the Wandering Aengus Book Award. Her recent short fiction collection, Foreign Climes (Brighthorse, 2021), won the Brighthorse Books Award.
Other books include the novels A Sister to Honor (Penguin, 2015), The Lost Daughter (2012, a Book-of-the-Month pick), and Nerves of the Heart (2002); her memoir Unveiling the Prophet (2005, named Best Book of the Year by the Riverfront Times); her collection Leaving the Neighborhood and Other Stories (2001, winner of the Mid-List First Series Award). Other short fiction and essays have appeared most recently in The American Scholar, December, Missouri Review, Crazyhorse, and Novel Slices and have received recognition from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Faulkner Society, the Fulbright Commission, and the International Society for Narrative, among others, She received her Ph.D. from Tufts University and lives with her husband, Don Moon, in the Berkshires and in Connecticut, where she is Writer-in-Residence Emerita at Trinity College. She has two strong sons and abiding passions for music, politics, travel, tennis, and wilderness.
Forthcoming in September 2023 as part of Ig Publishing's Bookmarked Series is Lucy's autobiographical study, Christina Stead's THE MAN WHO LOVED CHILDREN. She is currently working on a new novel, tentatively titled Paris Every Moment. Sign up for the mailing list to receive a preview!