Jen Knox

Jen Knox

Jen Knox was born and raised in the Midwestern states and has worked primarily in the non-profit sector and academia. She writes about tumultuous family relationships and our relationship with the natural world.

Jen Knox’s latest short story collection, The Glass City, won the Prize Americana for Prose and is now available from Hollywood Books International.
Her short stories can be found in over a hundred publications, including The Best Small Fictions 2017, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Quarterly Review, Juked, Literary Orphans, Room Magazine, The Santa Fe Writers Project Quarterly, and The Saturday Evening Post. Jen also works as a writing coach and an academic program manager at The Ohio State University.


Q: If you could travel in the past, which one of the great writers would you like to meet and why?

A: Mark Twain would be a good person to share a meal with. I imagine that we would argue and laugh. I would be curious to know how one consumes food successfully with such a moustache.


Q: Do you have a favourite quote? (from a book, movie, song, speech…)

A: ‘Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.’ – Dr Suess


Q: If you could teleport yourself anywhere, real or fictional, where would it be and why?

A: Right now, I would go to Machu Picchu. I crave this sort of natural beauty.