Jensen Beach is the author of two story collections, most recently SWALLOWED BY THE COLD (Graywolf), which was awarded the 2017 Vermont Book Award. He holds an MFA in fiction from the Program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, as well as an MA and BA in English from Stockholm University. He teaches in the BFA program at Northern Vermont University – Johnson, where he is the fiction editor at Green Mountains Review. He is also on faculty in the MFA Program at New England College. His writing has appeared recently in A Public Space, the Paris Review, and The New Yorker. He lives in Vermont.
The intricate, interlocking stories of Jensen Beach's extraordinarily poised story collection are set in a Swedish village on the Baltic Sea as well as in Stockholm over the course of two eventful years.