Joanna Hershon

Joanna Hershon

Joanna Hershon is the author of five novels: St. Ivo (April 2020), Swimming, The Outside of August, The German Bride, A Dual Inheritance. Her writing has appeared in (among other places) Granta, The New York Times, One Story, The Virginia Quarterly Review, the literary anthologies Brooklyn Was Mine, Freud's Blind Spot, and Berlin Stories-- a multimedia journal for NPR Worldwide. She's an adjunct assistant professor in the Creative Writing department at Columbia University and lives in Brooklyn with her husband, the painter Derek Buckner, and their children. Interested in learning more? Go to

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