Jessica Handler

Visiting Lecturer of English


B.S., Emerson College
M.F.A., Queens University of Charlotte

Publications and Interviews

  • Nonfiction article, “Siberia, Atlanta,” Brevity magazine, January 2018,
  • Forthcoming debut historical novel, The Magnetic Girl, Hub City Press, May 2019,
  • Featured on The New York Times podcast “Dear Sugars”—“a radically empathetic advice show” hosted by writers Steve Almond and Cheryl Strayed. November 2017.
  • Interviewed on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s “Two Way Street,” a radio show that features long-form conversations with authors, artists, scientists and other creative people who have fascinating stories to tell.


    • Judge, nonfiction. AWP Intro to Journals Project. 2016.
    • Judge, nonfiction, The Pettigru Review, SC Writers Workshop 2016.

Prof. Jessica Handler featured on New York Times podcast

Professor Jessica Handler interviewed on GPB’s “Two Way Street”

Prof. Jessica Handler takes on The New York Times in Atlanta magazine article

Award-winning memoir now in paperback

Professor Handler featured at Decatur Book Festival

Professor Handler’s work included on 2015 “best of” lists