Jeannie Vanasco is the author of the memoirs Things We Didn’t Talk About When I Was a Girl—which was named a New York Times Editors' Choice and a best book of 2019 by TIME, Esquire, Kirkus, among others—and The Glass Eye, which Poets & Writers called one of the five best literary nonfiction debuts of 2017. Her third book, A Silent Treatment, is forthcoming.
Her essays have appeared in the Believer, the New York Times, the Times Literary Supplement, and elsewhere. They cover subjects as wide-ranging as artificial eyes in fiction, artists named after dead siblings, nineteenth-century house-moving, and the history of erasure literature.
Born and raised in Sandusky, Ohio, she lives in Baltimore and is an associate professor of English at Towson University.