Sheila Kohler is the author of eight novels: “The Perfect Place,” (Knopf,1989) “The House on R Street,” (Knopf, 1994) “Cracks” (Zoland,1999) “Children of Pithiviers,” (Zoland, June, 2001) “Crossways”(The Ontario Review Press, October 2004) “ Bluebird or the Invention of Happiness” ( Other Press, 2007) “Becoming Jane Eyre” (December 2009 Viking, Penguin ), and “Love Child” (in press with Viking Penguin) and three collections of short stories: “Miracles in America,” (Knopf, 1990) “One Girl” (Helicon Nine, 1999) and “Stories from Another World” (2003, Ontario Review Press) “Crossways,” “The Perfect Place,” “Cracks” and “Children of Pithiviers” have recently be reissued by Other Press in paperback and “Bluebird or the Invention of Happiness” by Berkley.
Kohler has been awarded the O.Henry twice, (1988, 2008) the Open Voice Award (1991), and the Smart Family Foundation prize(October, 2000) and The Willa Cather Prize judged by William Gass for “One Girl” and the Antioch Review Prize, 2004.
Her work has been translated and published widely abroad by Gallimard, France; Klett-Cotta, Germany; Shinchosa, Japan; Distribuidora Rekord, Brazil; Querido, Holland; Jonathan Cape and Bloomsbury in England and Penguin India. It will appear in Hungarian, Hebrew, Korean, and Chinese.
Her short fiction has appeared in :The Antioch Review, The American Scholar, The American Voice, The Best American Short Stories ,1999 , Boulevard, Bomb, The Bellevue Literary Magazine, The Columbia Magazine; Conjunctions; DoubleTake, Ecotone, Ellery Queen’s Mystery magazine, Fiction, Five Points, Hunger Mountain, Subtropics, The KGB Reader, The Massachusetts Review, The Mississippi Review, New Letters, The Ontario Review, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, The Quarterly, Redbook, Story, and The Yale Review.
Her non-fiction appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe, Bomb magazine, The New Leader, on Amazon.com. O magazine (May 2004, Feb.2008) Salmagundi, New Letters, in The New York Sunday Times The Sunday Telegraph.
Sheila Kohler has taught creative writing at Bennington, City College, The Chenango Valley Conference at Colgate, Sarah Lawrence, The New School, Suny Purchase, the West side YMCA, and in Montolieu, France and Columbia university, at Brooklyn College and now teaches at Princeton and Bennington.
She was a fellow at the New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers in 2003-4.
Cracks has been filmed with Jordan Scott as director and Ridley Scott as executive producer and Eva Green playing Miss G .