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Jennifer Finney Boylan

Biography

Jennifer Finney Boylan

Professor Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of more than a dozen books, is the inaugural Anna Quindlen Writer in Residence at Barnard College of Columbia University. Her column “Men & Women” appears on the op/ed page of the New York Times on alternate Wednesdays. She serves on the Board of Trustees of PEN America. From 2011 to 2018, she served on the Board of Directors of GLAAD and also provided counsel for the TV series "Transparent" and "I Am Cait." Her 2003 memoir, SHE'S NOT THERE: A Life in Two Genders, was the first bestselling work by a transgender American. A novelist, memoirist and short story writer, she is also a nationally known advocate for human rights. She lives in New York City, and in Belgrade Lakes, Maine, with her wife, Deedie. They have a son, Sean, and a daughter, Zai.

Jennifer Finney Boylan