Monthly Archives: January 2011

Geeks Guide to the Galaxy interviews JFB

Here’s a podcast hosted by two writers, John Joseph Adams & David Barr Kirtley. Their copy runs: Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of Falcon Quinn and the Black Mirror, joins us this week on io9′s Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast to talk about literal and metaphorical monsters, and growing up transgender. Falcon Quinn book cover [...]

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Magic Eight Ball Reveals the Future

I spent this New Year’s Eve safely at home, hunkered down with the family and a couple of friends.   I’ve done New Years in a variety of venues—on a rooftop in Manhattan, in the streets of Cork, Ireland—but home is best.  At home, at the very least, you can be certain that no one is [...]

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“You guys look different too..” From the Main Line Times: JFB goes home again.

A piece from the suburban Philadelphia paper on my return to my old high school in December.  Very nicely done. HAVERFORD SCHOOL GRADUATE RETURNS TO TELL HER STORY. By Cheryl Allison You guys look different, too,” a speaker at the Haverford School told teachers and classmates in the audience, to break the ice. Admittedly, though, [...]

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The Library at Pooh Corner: JFB op/ed for the New York Times

This piece ran on the op/ed page of the Times on Dec. 22, 2010. The Library at Pooh Corner by Jennifer Finney Boylan BELGRADE LAKES, ME EIGHTY-FIVE years ago this Christmas Eve, The London Evening News published a short story about a boy and a bear written by an assistant editor at Punch named A. [...]

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  • The Boylan Family, summer 2010

    DSC_0063 "You hang around our family, you learn all kinds of stuff."
  • Will Forte as Jennifer Finney Boylan on “Saturday Night Live”

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  • Jenny with Barbara Walters, December, 2008

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  • Jenny atop Maine’s Mount Katahdin

    2036947979_34bfbec240 August, 2002.
  • Surrounded

    boylanWith President Clinton and Maine's Governor John Baldacci, fall 2006.
  • JFB and Edward Albee

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    Edward had been my teacher at Johns Hopkins in the winter of 1986. He visited Colby in fall, 2007. As we took our leave of each other, he kissed me on both cheeks and said, "We have done well. You and I."

  • Jenny and her teacher, the great John Barth

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    Jack was my professor at JHU when I did my thesis, back in the day. After many years, I can now confidently say I finally understand his definition of plot. Which is, of course, "the perturbation of an unstable homeostatic system and its catastrophic restoration to a new and complexified equilibrium."