The Life Within, by Jean Hegland

“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.”

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Into the Forest, by Jean Hegland

“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.”

—Barbara Howe,
Dorset Evening Echo

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Windfalls, by Jean Hegland

“A powerful, extremely moving tale about motherhood, the choices we make, and the impact we can have on one another. Highly recommended.”

— Robin Nesbin,
Library Journal

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Still Time, by Jean Hegland

“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

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Still Time out in paperback on October 17, 2017

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STILL TIME

From the author of Into the Forest, a moving novel about memory, Shakespeare's green worlds, and the power of reconciliation.

ISBN: 9781628728217

Welcome

Jean Hegland

Welcome to the official website for Jean Hegland, author of Into the Forest, WindfallsThe Life Within, and Still Time.

Jean’s latest novel, Still Time, is about a Shakespeare scholar’s attempts to come to terms with his life and reconcile with his estranged daughter as he struggles with Alzheimer’s disease. An intellectual and emotional tour de force that confronts—and transcends—our fears of aging and memory loss, Still Time has received enthusiastic acclaim from Shakespeare scholars as well as from readers who are indifferent (or even allergic) to Shakespeare.

Into the Forest, the story of two sisters struggling to survive after the collapse of technological society, has been translated into over a dozen languages since it was first published in 1997. The French translation, which was released in January, 2017, has become a French best-seller.

Into the Forest has also 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, and is now available on a number of online and on-demand video services.

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. She is always at work on another book.


Upcoming Events

November 2017

16Nov2017
30Nov2017

Back to France for Dans la forêt

I'll be giving public presentations for the festival Lettres du monde and the festival Lettres d'automne and in a variety of bookstores and libraries. I will also be meeting with students in a number of schools around Bordeaux and Nice who have read Dans la forêt

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17Nov2017
25Nov2017

Festival Lettres du Monde

see specific details for events in Bordeaux, Saint-Jean-de_Luz, Biarritz, Marmande, Montauban, and Bergerac

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November 12, 2017, 8:35 pm

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As strange as it seems to turn my thoughts away from Northern California's hellish fires for a moment, I wanted to spread the word that my novel ... See more

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October 6, 2017, 6:57 pm

The STILL TIME paperback is hot off the press with a lovely new cover, an Author's Interview, and Readers' Guide! Karen Joy Fowler calls my novel ... See more

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September 29, 2017, 9:58 pm
CALYX Inc.

Please send me something good to read!

It's the last week to submit to the Margarita Donnelly Prize for Prose Writing! Send us your long-form fiction or creative nonfiction (10,000 word ... See more

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August 31, 2017, 7:59 am
All Things Book

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August 24, 2017, 12:41 pm
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Here's the cover of the forth-coming Dutch edition of Into the Forest

Cover reveal for the Dutch edition of INTO THE FOREST, coming out in September from Colibri editions!

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July 15, 2017, 10:09 am
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Dans la forêt is back on the bestseller list--over two months so far!

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July 13, 2017, 8:19 am
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Thanks to the patrons at the Librairie Lucioles in Vienne for awarding Dans la Forêt the 2017 Firefighters Prize!
http://www.librairielucioles.com/

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June 11, 2017, 6:04 am
Éditions Gallmeister

Last night I finished my second round of travels in France for Editions Gallmeister's excellent translation (thanks to Josette Chicheportiche) of ... See more

Jean Hegland a atterri ce matin en France ! Nous vous donnons rendez-vous dès demain, à 19h, à la librairie Les Traversées à Paris. D'autres ... See more

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