Jessamyn Hope is the author of the novel Safekeeping— a recommended read for summer 2015 by The Boston Globe; acclaimed by The Globe and Mail, The Montreal Gazette, The Jerusalem Post, and Tablet Magazine; a New York Public Library Staff Pick; winner of the 2016 J.I. Segal Award in English Fiction; a finalist for the 2016 Ribalow Prize; a finalist for the 2016 Paterson Fiction Prize; and found at number two on BuzzFeed's "53 Books You Won't Be Able to Put Down."
Her short fiction and memoirs have appeared in Ploughshares, Five Points, Descant, PRISM International, Colorado Review, and other literary magazines. Recent accolades include two Pushcart Prize honorable mentions, in 2015 and 2016, and selection for Best Canadian Essays 2015. She was the Susannah McCorkle Scholar in Fiction at the 2012 Sewanee Writers’ Conference and has an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College.
Born and raised in Montreal, she lived in Israel before moving to New York City.