Jennifer LangDecades ago, during the dial-up days for internet connection, I worked as content writer for the up and coming www. Whenever my colleagues at BabyCenter asked where I came from, as in what magazine, I always said, “No place you know.” I came from writing communiques and presentations for an international nonprofit in Paris, from writing newspapers and speeches for English-speaking donors to Technion University in Israel. Unlike most writers I know, I had to live abroad for grammar rules in my native tongue to click.  

After dabbling in Creative Nonfiction classes at Hudson Valley Writers’ Center in Sleepy Hollow, New York, I finally enrolled and received a MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Thank you to Douglas Glover, Pat Madden, Barbara Hurd, and Connie Mae Fowler for guiding me along a fascinating journey. 

American-born, French by marriage, and Israeli by choice, I write mostly about my divided self. My stories have appeared in Ascent, Assay, The Citron Review, Hippocampus Magazine, and Dumped: Stories of Women Unfriending Women, among others. Many thanks to Crab Orchard Review for selecting “The Fabric of Peace” as finalist for the 2018 John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize, to Under the Sun for nominating “Things Lost, Things Found” for a Pushcart Prize and Best American Essays in 2016 and to Ascent for nominating “Fifty Days of Summer, 2014” for a Pushcart Prize in 2017. Since relocating to Israel, I’ve contributed to the Wall Street Journal’s expat column and served as Editorial Fellow at Proximity Magazine and as Senior Associate CNF Editor at The Flexible Persona. 

Most days, I can be found in my home office, fretting over every word in my upcoming memoir of a complex marriage. You can also find me elsewhere in my house teaching writing or yoga. My greatest high is witnessing students experience aha moments in both mind and body.