Jane Bernstein was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in New Jersey. She was an undergraduate at NYU and received her MFA from 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, was published by Regal House and included in Hadassah Magazine’s “Top Fifteen Books of 2020.” 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 a guest on many TV and radio shows, including NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and “Weekend Edition,” the Leonard Lopate Show, and “The Story with Dick Gordon,” and her work has been featured in 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