Jane Bernstein was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in New Jersey. She was an undergraduate at NYU and got an MFA at Columbia University in New York. She’s written fiction, memoir, essays, and screenplays, and in 2018, a picture book, cowritten with her daughter, Charlotte Glynn. Jane’s books include Bereft – A Sister’s Story, and two memoirs about raising a daughter with intellectual disabilities, Loving Rachel and Rachel in the World. Her new novel, The Face Tells the Secret will be published by Regal House in 2019. Jane’s awards include a Fulbright Fellowship and two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in Creative Writing. She’s a professor of English and member of the Creative Writing Program at Carnegie Mellon University and lives in Pittsburgh, PA and New York City with Jeff, the man, and Rozzie, the dog, both of whom travel well.
Jane has been interviewed on over forty radio shows, including NPR’s All Things Considered, Weekend All Things Considered, the Leonard Lopate Show, and the Story with Dick Gordon. She’s also been a guest on eight TV shows and interviewed in many magazines and newspapers in the U.S. and Canada. She’s an avid runner, road biker, teacher, and cook, and loves books, dogs, and her family and friends.