Jennifer Cody Epstein headshot

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Jennifer Cody Epstein is the author of four novels that have been published in a total of twenty-one countries around the world: The Madwomen of Paris (Ballantine, 2023), Wunderland (Ballantine, 2019), The Gods of Heavenly Punishment (W.W. Norton, 2012), and The Painter from Shanghai (W.W. Norton, 2007).

She is a finalist for the 2024 Edgar Award for Best Novel, was longlisted for the 2020 Simpson/Joyce Carol Oates Literary Prize, and is the recipient of the 2014 Asia Pacific American Librarians Association Honor Award for fiction.

She has written for LitHub, BookRiot, McSweeney’s, The Wall Street Journal, The Asian Wall Street Journal, The Nation (Thailand), Self, and Mademoiselle, and has taught at Columbia University in New York and Doshisha University in Kyoto. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her family.