USC Cinematic Arts

Jennifer Kabat lives in rural Upstate New York. Her novel “Our Greater Selves” grew out of a story that was a finalist for Glimmer Train’s short story award for new writers, and “As If I Could Assume Your Life” was the only story by an unpublished writer in the British anthology X-24 Unclassified, edited by Tash Aw. This spring she and LA Times-bestselling author Greg Olear launched The Weeklings. Dedicated to an essay a day every day by a set group of seven writers, contributors include Elissa Schappell and former Granta editor Alex Clark.

Jennifer’s journalism and criticism has appeared in publications from the Financial Times to The Guardian, Wired, Wallpaper*, Condé Nast Traveler, Frieze, New York, The Rumpus, Salon and Metropolis where she’s a contributing editor. She did graduate work in art history at Columbia University and attended the Whitney Independent Study Program. In 2003 she received an MA with honors in creative writing from the University of East Anglia supported by a grant from the British government. Additionally she’s developed innovative brand strategies and worked on marketing projects for major companies like Nike, Converse, Johnnie Walker and Apple.

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