Jennifer Natalya Fink

Jennifer Natalya Fink won the Catherine Doctorow Prize for Innovative Fiction in 2017 for Bhopal Dance (which is now a finalist for the Lambda Award),  and the Dana Award for the Novel for The Mikvah Queen. 
She is a professor at Georgetown University, where she helped found the Program in Disability Studies, and is the author of five other books.
She founded The Gorilla Press, a nonprofit aimed at promoting literacy through bookmaking. Fink is at work on All Our Families: Finding Our Disability Lineage, a disability memoir, and A Mischief, a novel about rats, love, and catastrophe. 
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  1. […] Jennifer Natalya Fink is working on an experimental novel titled Mischief. She is also at work on a disability memoir which explores her family lineage and dysfunction. Her book Bhopal Dance is based in the world’s worst industrial disaster that took place in 1984. The book explores themes of resistance, perpetration and queer resistance from the point of view of an imprisoned woman who considers herself a “pet” of the state. To hear more from Jennifer Natalya Fink, including a reading from Bhopal Disaster, listen to the complete interview. […]

  2. […] Jennifer Natalya Fink is working on an experimental novel titled Mischief. She is also at work on a disability memoir which explores her family lineage and dysfunction. Her book Bhopal Dance is based in the world’s worst industrial disaster that took place in 1984. The book explores themes of resistance, perpetration and queer resistance from the point of view of an imprisoned woman who considers herself a “pet” of the state. To hear more from Jennifer Natalya Fink, including a reading from Bhopal Disaster, listen to the complete interview. […]