Jane Healey studied on the MFA Fiction programme at CUNY Brooklyn College. Her short stories have been published in The Kenyon Review Online, The Normal School, and Banshee among others. She has also been shortlisted for the Bristol Short Story Prize 2013, the Costa Short Story Award 2014, the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2016 and the Penguin Random House WriteNow mentoring programme 2017.
Jane was named after Jane Eyre but, growing up in a Victorian farmhouse that was rumoured to be haunted, she was too frightened of the ghost in the red-room to read past the second chapter.
She studied Charlotte Brontë’s novel during her English literature degree at Warwick University, and later wrote her MSc dissertation at Edinburgh University on ghosts, mothers and libraries in Jane Eyre.
Jane is currently based in London having previously lived in New York.