Photo by Willy Somma

Photo by Willy Somma

About Anna

Anna Solomon is the author of three novels—The Book of V., Leaving Lucy Pear, and The Little Bride—and a two-time winner of the Pushcart Prize. Her short fiction, essays, and reviews have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Ploughshares, One Story, The Boston Globe, Tablet, and elsewhere. Anna is the recipient of awards from MacDowell, Yaddo, Bread Loaf, the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts, and The Missouri Review, among others, and her short story “The Lobster Mafia Story” was chosen as Boston’s One City One Story read. Anna is co-editor with Eleanor Henderson of Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today’s Best Women Writers. Previously, she worked as an award-winning journalist for National Public Radio’s Living on Earth.

Anna is a graduate of Brown University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and teaches writing at Barnard College, Warren Wilson’s MFA Program in Creative Writing, and the 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center. 

Anna was born and raised in Gloucester, Massachusetts and lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and two children.


Interviews with Anna


NPR's Here & Now
Anna talks with host Robin Young about the book, the 1920s, being an outsider, Virginia Woolf, and more

First Draft
Mitzi Rapkin talks with Anna about Leaving Lucy Pear, the writing process, motherhood, Prohibition, mental health, and more.

Anna and Clare Burson on WBUR's Radio Boston
Listen here.

YidLit podcast with Anna up now at The Forward
Anna talks with Allison Yarrow about the book, the history-behind-the-book, “women's fiction,” and more. Listen now.


Bibliophile: Q&A
The Boston Globe's Amy Sutherland interviews Anna about books she loves, her current book "shrine," and what she's excited to read next.

Interview: Kveller
Sara Lippmann and Anna talk about the book, motherhood, Jewish identity and more.

Jewish Book Council
Anna talks writing advice, Leaving Lucy Pear's cover, her research process, more. 

Book Club Babble
Did you ever imagine how Lucy would have been different had she been raised by Bea?

Boston Magazine
Hubbub gets Anna talking about lobster mafias, growing up in Gloucester, and One City One Story.

Anna recommends…

For BookPage
Anna recommends 3 books she's been loving.  

Writerly Advice: Poets & Writers
Anna's contribution to the wonderful Writers Recommend column 

Thompson Hotels New York: Influencers
Anna dishes on NYC lit haunts and her home borough of Brooklyn.