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,
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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

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

June 2018

September 2018

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Festival America

Rendez-vous en Septembre 2018 avec la 9ème édition du Festival America pour découvrir des littératures et cultures d'Amérique du Nord à Vincennes. (Meet with us in September 2018 at the 9th edition of Festival America to discover North American literatures and cultures.)

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27Sep2018
29Sep2018

L'Amérique à Oron Festival

American Literature Festival in Oron-la-Ville, Switzerland, with Christian Keifer, Laura Kasischke, etc.

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April 18, 2018, 9:37 pm
Faculty

If you're looking for a great writers' conference this summer, come to the Kachemak Bay Conference in Homer, Alaska. My only complaint about teaching ... See more

Anthony Doerr – 2018 Keynote Presenter  

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April 16, 2018, 8:37 am
WRITERS FORUM PRESENTS JEAN HEGLAND. THEME: HELPING OURSELVES TO WRITE OUR BEST | Copperfield’s Books Inc.

If you want to be fired up, then come on down to Copperfields in Petaluma this Thursday (4/19)! I'll be sharing my thoughts about how common the ... See more

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March 29, 2018, 11:03 pm

Here's the charming new Dutch edition of INTO THE FOREST. It's a hardcover book smaller than an old-fashioned pocketbook, and nearly 2 inches thick!

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March 14, 2018, 9:54 am
SUNDAYS AT TASTE:GAYLE GREENE & JEAN HEGLAND IN CONVERSATION | Copperfield’s Books Inc.

Bay Area Pals, I get to talk with Gayle Greene about her new memoir MISSING PERSONS this Sunday in San Rafael. MISSING PERSONS's mix of candor, ... See more

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March 4, 2018, 5:14 pm
cperformingarts | books on stage - mar 8

Dear North County Pals, I'll be talking about what it is that writers do for the Cloverdale Performing Art's "Books on Stage" program on March 8th. ... See more

books on stage - mar 8

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February 1, 2018, 11:00 am
Brief Candle: Issue IV from Last Syllable Press

The newly-released issue of BRIEF CANDLE (http://lastsyllablepress.storenvy.com/products/22386543-brief-candle-issue-iv), a fab zine whose goal is to ... See more

Shakespeare magazine. Fourth issue.

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January 2, 2018, 8:24 am
Libr'à Nous

Très cool!

*** Finalistes du troisième tour – Prix Libr’à Nous 2018 catégorie Littérature étrangère ***
« Jeu blanc » de Richard Wagamese - Ojibway ... See more

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December 4, 2017, 12:00 pm
Jean Hegland

I just finished another grand tour around Bordeaux and Provence for "Dans la fôrət," Edition Gallmeister's and Josette Chicheportiche's excellent ... See more

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December 4, 2017, 11:57 am
Photos from Jean Hegland's post

I just finished another grand tour around Bordeaux and Provence for "Dans la fôrət," Edition Gallmeister's and Josette Chicheportiche's excellent ... See more

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November 23, 2017, 2:13 pm
La Colline Aux Livres

After a great afternoon at lycee Maine de Biran, a great evening with Colline, Marie, and many readers at librairie La colline aux livres in Bergerac.

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