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2012 Book Festival Author
Jess Riley

Author Biography

Jess Riley's highly praised debut novel Driving Sideways has been called "hugely entertaining" and "very touching" as well as a "funny, picaresque vision of America." This entertaining book tells the story of Leigh Fielding, a 28 year-old kidney transplant recipient, who sets off on a road trip in order to find herself, her kidney donor's family, and the mother who abandoned her years ago. Driving Sideways was a finalist in the 2005 James Jones First Novel Fellowship.

Riley was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and developed an interest in writing at an early age. She graduated from UW-Oshkosh in 1998 with degrees in English and history. Currently she works as a grant proposal writer. Riley lives with her husband and neurotic dog in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where she is hard at work on a new novel.

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