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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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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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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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

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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.


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August 21, 2019, 9:22 am
Lomig

This says it all

Mon nouvel album, Dans la forêt, est dans les bacs !!! 🌞
Très belle expérience à partir du magnifique roman de
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August 13, 2019, 3:24 pm
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Lomig's graphic novel adaptation of Into the Forest is so beautiful it takes my breath away!/ Le BD adaptation de Lomig pour Dans la forêt est si ... See more

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July 10, 2019, 8:18 am
Éditions Gallmeister

Thanks, Éditions Gallmeister (and for the beautiful cover, too)! / Merci aux Éditions Gallmeister (et aussi pour la belle couverture)!

Est ce qu’il y en a par ici qui sont passés à côté du merveilleux roman de Jean Hegland, Dans la forêt ?! 😨
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February 10, 2019, 9:09 am
Librairie Pantagruel - Marseille 7e

A great evening at the Pantagruel bookstore in Marseille

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February 6, 2019, 8:04 am
Prix littéraire Région Sud

It was an honor to share the stage with these writers--and the students asked really great questions of all of us

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February 3, 2019, 7:13 am
Bienvenue! - Welcome!

The magical bookstore in Switzerland that hosted the L’Amérique à Oron book festival I got to attend last fall burnt to the ground three weeks ... See more

Dimanche 30 septembre 2018 La 2e édition du Festival L’Amérique à Oron suscite un «immense engouement» La deuxième édition du Festival ... See more

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February 2, 2019, 12:15 am
Éditions Gallmeister

All the great places I'm headed next:

Jean Hegland, auteur de Dans la forêt, revient nous rendre visite en France dans le cadre du prix des lycéens PACA !
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January 27, 2019, 3:39 pm

I'm headed back to France and Belgium to have some more fun with the wonderful French translation of Into the Forest. If you want to see what I'll be ... See more

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September 26, 2018, 2:58 am
Prix Littéraire Paca

Avant de participer au Prix, Jean Hegland était ce week-end à Vincennes au Festival America. L'occasion pour l'équipe de la rencontrer en vue de ... See more

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September 26, 2018, 2:56 am
Librairie Au Temps Lire

I had a grand time at librairie Au Temps Lire last night!

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La venue de Jean Hegland commence à leur monter à la tête... il est temps qu'elle arrive !

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