Jessica Hagedorn

Jessica Hagedorn
Photo by David Shankbone

Jessica Hagedorn (Issue 1) is the author of Toxicology, Dream Jungle, The Gangster Of Love, and Dogeaters, which won the American Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction. She is also the author of Danger And Beauty, a collection of poetry and prose, and the editor of Charlie Chan Is Dead: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Fiction. Her plays include Most Wanted, The Heaven Trilogy, and the stage adaptation of Dogeaters.  Hagedorn has just finished editing Manila Noir, a crime fiction anthology, for Akashic’s acclaimed Noir series. She is the Director of the MFA Creative Writing Program at LIU Brooklyn. For more information, visit www.jessicahagedorn.net.