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 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.
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.
Formerly a news reporter, columnist, and nature writer, he teaches creative writing at Emerson College. He lives in western Massachusetts with his wife and children.