Jessica Lott is a New York fiction and arts writer, currently writing in Barcelona. Her first novel, The Rest of Us (Simon & Schuster), won the 2013 New England Book Festival Award for Fiction, was called “a stellar fiction newcomer” on NPR “Fresh Air,” and received rave reviews from The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, Slate, Daily Beast, and elsewhere. Her novella Osin won the Novella Award from Low Fidelity Press. She has published short fiction, essays, and art reviews in the US and internationally, including the New York Times, PBS: Art21 Magazine, frieze, and The Modern Spectator; her art criticism won the Arts Writer’s Prize from the Frieze Foundation in London, and she is currently a Barcelona-based art critic for Artforum. She was an editorial advisor for The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum and a Solomon Resident in Art Criticism with the Tang Museum at Skidmore College.
Jessica has held numerous residencies and fellowships, including two at the MacDowell Colony; the Bogliasco Foundation, Italy; and Passa Porta, Belgium; and was a featured author at the University of North Dakota Writers’ Conference. She is a freelance editor for art museums, including The Studio Museum in Harlem, Joan Mitchell Foundation, Philbrook Museum, and Harvard University.
She has recently completed her third novel, Minotaurs, which takes place in Barcelona during the 1992 Olympic Games.