A moving, beautiful story about what persists and what doesn’t, about what can be repaired and what can’t. This is a tale focused and personal, but also large and philosophical.
—Karen Joy Fowler, author of
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Hegland takes the reader upon the month-by-month journey traveled by every mother-to-be … [her] rich prose style makes it all a joy to read.
By rights this tale of the complete collapse of society and technology should be a depressing story, but the author has turned it onto a triumph.
Dorset Evening Echo
A powerful, extremely moving tale about motherhood, the choices we make, and the impact we can have on one another. Highly recommended.
— Robin Nesbin,
Welcome to the official website for Jean Hegland, author of Into the Forest, Windfalls, The Life Within, and Still Time.
Into the Forest, the story of two sisters struggling to survive after the collapse of technological society, has been adapted to the big screen. Directed by Patricia Rozema, the film stars Ellen Page (who also serves as co-producer) and Evan Rachel Wood. It premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September, 2015, had a theatrical run in 2016, and is now available on a number of online and on-demand video services.
Her latest book, Still Time, was released in September, 2015 to enthusiastic early acclaim.
Jean enjoys presenting at writers conferences and workshops; check the events page or look below for information on upcoming events.
A native of Washington state, Jean lives in northern California on 55 acres of second-growth forest. She has taught creative and literature for many years, both in California and abroad.
Promotional Tour for DANS LA FORÊT (Editions Gallmeister's French translation of INTO THE FOREST) in Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Aix en Provence, Geneva, and Lausanne
Public Readings to include: 1st February at 18 pm at the Goulard bookstore in Aix-en-Provence; 3rd February at 18 am at the library of the Danaides in Aix-les-Bains; 4th February at 15 pm in the library of the South in Oron-la-Ville
Science in Literary and Mainstream Fiction: A New Wave (with Nancy Lord, Susan Gaines, Kathleen Dean Moore, and Michael Byers)
Association of Writers & Writing Programs 2017 Convention
Whether it's set in your hometown or another universe, a successful story lets readers lose themselves in the experience it creates. This class will use brief lectures, lively discussions, and in-class writing exercises to explore important elements of fiction such as character, plot, and point of view. Participants can expect to discover inspiration for new stories and/or to continue to develop the stories they are currently working on.
Santa Rosa Junior College
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