Jordy Rosenberg is the author of the novel Confessions of the Fox (One World, 2018) , which Publisher’s Weekly, in a starred review, called “Astonishing and mesmerizing.” Booklist raved, “Resonant of George Saunders, of Nikolai Gogol, and of nothing that’s ever been written before...irreverent, erudite, and not to be missed.” Shortlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, it is also a Publisher’s Weekly Best Summer Book 2018, an Entertainment Weekly 20 Books to Read in June, a The Millions Most Anticipated (June), and a BookExpo 2018 Hot Pick.
Confessions of the Fox is one of the first novels written by a transgender writer, edited by a non-binary editor, and published by a major publishing house. It is an electrifying, sui generis work. A love story set in the eighteenth-century London of notorious thieves and queer subcultures, this genre-bending debut tells a profound story of gender, desire, and liberation.
In an interview with Huffington Post, Rosenberg discussed the relationship of trans fiction to a broader project of liberation, "There are ways in which, for trans people, for genderqueer people, and for many oppressed people, our existence is treated as an unreality, and that’s something that we fight against. The language and literature is one way. It’s not the only or even the primary way. But we [do] also have to fight for the ability to write fiction and to write stories."
Rosenberg is also a scholar and an associate professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he teaches eighteenth-century literature and gender and sexuality studies. He has received fellowships and awards from the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation, the Ahmanson Foundation/J. Paul Getty Trust, the UCLA Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies, the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University, and the Clarion Foundation’s Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop. He is the author of a scholarly monograph, Critical Enthusiasm: Capital Accumulation and the Transformation of Religious Passion.
He lives in New York City and Northampton, Massachusetts.
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