Janet Fitch is the bestselling author of the novels White Oleander, an Oprah Book Club selection translated into 28 languages, Paint It Black, Revolution of Marina M. and most recently, Chimes of a Lost Cathedral, the story of a young poet’s coming of age during the Russian Revolution. Her short stories and essays have appeared in a variety of publications including Los Angeles Noir, Los Angeles Review of Books, Black Clock, The Los Angeles Times, Vogue, Black Clock, Salon.com.
Fitch taught fiction writing for a decade at USC’s Master of Professional Writing Program and at the Squaw Valley Communtiy of Writers. She has lectured at Vermont College of Fine Arts, Antioch College MFA, Pomona College, UC Riverside Low Residency MFA, the UCLA Writer’s Program, and led writing retreats at the Esalen Institute and Idyllwild Arts. She was 2009 Likhachev fellow to St. Petersburg, Russia. She lives in Los Angeles.