Awards & Honors

Modern Girls
A USA Today bestseller
A Massachusetts Book Award “Must Read”
2017 Housatonic Book Award finalist in Fiction
2016 Goodreads Choice semifinalist for Historical Fiction

The Codeine of Jordan
selected as a notable essay in The Best American Travel Writing 2012

Romanian Fish
Southeast Review, winner of the 2005 World’s Best Short Short Contest
judged by Robert Olen Butler

Fiction & Creative Nonfiction

Hidden Europe: The Top 20 Sights You’ll See When Traveling with Your Teen
McSweeney’s, August 2019

The Life and Death (and Life) of Miami Beach
Creative nonfiction
In Season: Stories of Discovery, Loss, Home, and Places In Between, edited by Jim Ross, March 2018

Surface Routes
Creative nonfiction
The MacGuffin, Winter 2016

Here But Not Here
Creative nonfiction
Hippocampus Magazine, January 2016

The Baseness of Nature
Short story
Fiction Southeast, August 2015

The Codeine of Jordan
Creative nonfiction
Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 9, Travelers Tales / Solas House, Inc., August 2013

This Moment, Right Now
Short story
Sierra Nevada Review, Spring 2013

The Codeine of Jordan
Bellevue Literary Review, Fall 2011
Creative nonfiction

In Bulgaria
Creative nonfiction
Sojourn, 2008

This Is What I Do
Creative nonfiction
Natural Bridge, Fall 2003

What I Learned Living in New York
Creative nonfiction
Under the Sun, Summer 1998


‘Windy City Blues’ Explores Racial Tension and Music in 1950s Chicago
Book review
BookTrib, May 23, 2017

Running Away: A Writer on the Move
How running helped make Boston my home
Grub Street Blog, November 11, 2016

The Talk: My Daughter’s Uterus, And Other Sex Ed Topics She Refuses To Discuss With Me
Essay on my daughter’s reluctance to discuss sex with me
Cognoscenti, October 26, 2016

My Writerly Weakness: A Novel Not about Me?
Suggestions on how prepare for National Novel Writing Month
NaNoWriMo blog, September 28, 2016

Finding Your Landsfroyen: Friendship Is Important For Women Networking
An essay about the importance of female friendships at work
Take the Lead: The Movement Blog, August 17, 2016

Confessions of a Non-Beach Person
An essay about summer
Great Thoughts Blog, July 25, 2016

Author Jennifer S. Brown on Writing, Feminism, and the Importance of Having a Support Group
An interview about the writing life and Modern Girls
Reflections of a Reader Blog, July 14, 2016

Leaving Your Comfort Zone: Reading Out of Genre
The benefits of expanding your reading horizons
Women’s Writers, Women’s Books, July 5, 2016

Writer’s Life: Jennifer Brown
An interview about parenting and writing
Confessions of Motherhood Blog, May 25, 2016

Perfect Books for Mothers
A curated list of books about mothers
Read It Forward, May 2016

Rose’s Choice
An essay about learning of my great-grandmother’s abortion,
which was the inspiration for MODERN GIRLS
JW Magazine, April 12, 2016

Guest Post: Debut Novelist Jennifer S. Brown Was Too Busy To Write
A Novel. Until She Decided She Wasn’t.

Women’s Fiction Writers, April 7, 2016

When a Novel Is a Long Time Coming
1st Books Blog, April 6, 2016

Jennifer S. Brown, Author of “Modern Girls,” Talks Mother-Daughter Drama
and Choosing Abortion in the 1930s

The Lilith Blog, April 5, 2016

Author Jennifer Brown Talks About How to Research a Novel,
Conquering Rejection, and Writing Even When It Hurts

Huffington Post, HuffPost Books, April 5, 2016

Facing the Edits: 7 Steps to a Happy Revision
Writer’s Digest Guide to Literary Agents blog, March 20, 2016

Weekly blogger at The Debutante Ball
September 2015 to August 2016