Jenny Shank

New Generations in Dialogue Participant

Jenny Shank, M.A.

Creative Writing Teacher and Freelance Writer, Boulder CO

“I grew up in Denver attending public schools during its era of court-ordered busing for integration, and often write about this experience and my hometown, a city I feel is unfairly neglected in literature, although fellow Denver Catholic writer John Fante was a splendid chronicler of the city seventy years ago. I set many short stories and my first novel, The Ringer, in Denver. I have worked as a journalist for fifteen years, and currently specialize in covering books through reviews, interviews, and articles about the digital transformation of books. While I slog away writing long novels for years, I also write short satires to amuse myself. I live in Boulder, Colorado, with my husband Julien, my six-year-old daughter Maya and my four-year-old son Theo.”



Satire, reviews and interviews in Dallas Morning News, High Country News, PBS MediaShift, Image, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Rumpus, Poets & Writers Magazine, Huffington Post, and Michigan Quarterly Review, among others. Her work can be found online (


The Ringer, The Permanent Press, March 2011.