Joanna Scott, the eighteenth Zale Writer-in-Residence, was born on June 22, 1960 in Greenwich, Connecticut. Scott received her Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College in 1983 and went on to receive her Masters from Brown University in 1985.
After receiving her Masters, Scott went on to work at a literary agency. She soon realized that agency work wasn’t her work of choice, and switched into the world of education. She has taught at Brown University, University of Maryland, and the University of Rochester. Besides teaching and writing, Joanna Scott has also been the judge for various literary awards and has read a various venues.
Scott combines her fascination with science and history and her keen insight into human behaviors in order to transform both real and imagined characters into captivating psychological studies. Scott's writing has garnered awards such as the WIlliam Peden Prize for best fiction, the Lillian Fairchil Award for contribution to the arts, the Aga Khan Award, the Pushcart Prize, the Rochester Writer’s Award, the Lannan Award, and the The Rosenthal Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters.
Follow Me (2009)
Everybody Loves Somebody (2006)
Make Believe (2000)
The Manikin (1996)
Speakeasy (One-act play: 1994)
Various Antidotes (Short stories: 1994)
The Closest Possible Union (1988)
Fading, My Parmacheene Belle (1987)