Frederick Reiken is the author of three novels, most recently Day For Night, which was published to wide acclaim with Reagan Arthur Books of Little, Brown & Co., as well as Little Brown U.K. in Great Britain and Australia. Translations have been published in the following languages: Dutch (De Harmonie), French (Grasset), Spanish (Alianza Editorial), and Hebrew (Keter).
Day for Night was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in fiction and was cited as one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post and the Kansas City Star. London’s Daily Telegraph listed Reiken as a “rising literary star.”
His debut novel, The Odd Sea, won the Hackney Literary Award for a first novel and was a finalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover Prize. It was cited as one of the best first novels of the year by Library Journal and Booklist.
His follow-up, The Lost Legends of New Jersey, was a national bestseller and a New York Times Notable Book. His short stories have appeared in publications including The New Yorker, Glimmer Train, Gulf Coast, and the Western Humanities Review, and his essays have appeared in The Writer’s Chronicle.
Formerly a news reporter, columnist, and nature writer, he is a professor in the Department of Writing, Literature, and Publishing at Emerson College. He lives in western Massachusetts with his wife and daughters.