Jessica Handler

Oglethorpe Faculty

Jessica Handler

Lecturer of English Office: Hearst 301

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.