The Mount welcomes journalist/author Kate Bolick for a series of interviews with leading writers. The August 29 program will feature Jennifer Finney Boylan.
Jennifer Finney Boylan is is a widely praised author and professor. She is an activist for LGBT people in general and trans men and women in particular, through her writing as well as through her involvement as a director of GLAAD. She supports the expansion of our scientific understanding of gender through her service on the Board of Trustees of the Kinsey Institute. And she advocates for storytellers of all stripes, in part through her support of the PEN American Center, and, above all, through her work with her students at Colby College in Maine, where she has been part of the English Department for 25 years.
Jenny is the author of 13 books– three novels, a collection of short stories, three memoirs, and six young adult books, four of them written under a pseudonym. Her most recent published work is Stuck in the Middle with You, a memoir about the differences between fatherhood and motherhood.
Kate Bolick is a contributing editor for The Atlantic and writes regularly for Elle, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Slate, among other publications. Her recent Atlantic cover story, “All the Single Ladies,” was optioned by Sony for a television series. Previously, she was culture editor of Veranda, executive editor of Domino, and a columnist for The Boston Globe Ideas Section. A recipient of a MacDowell fellowship, she holds a Master’s in cultural criticism from New York University, where she has also taught writing. She is currently working on her first book, Among the Suitors: Single Women I Have Loved, forthcoming from Crown/Random House in early 2015.
The Touchstones series is made possible through support from the Amy Clampitt Fund, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, as well as a gift from the Xeric Foundation, Inc. The Mount would also like to thank Canyon Ranch for its generous sponsorship.