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Jane Bernstein, American Writer. Fellow New Jersey Council on the Arts, 1981, 86, National Endowment for the Arts, 1983. Member Authors Guild, Writers Guild American East, National Writers Union, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association. F C.

Background

Bernstein, Jane was born on June 10, 1949 in Brooklyn. Daughter of David and Ruth (Levinson) Bernstein.

Education

Bachelor, New York University, 1971. Master of Fine Arts, Columbia University, 1977.

Career

Born in Brooklyn, Bernstein received her B.A. at New York University and her M.F.A. at Columbia University. She is a professor of English and Creative Writing at Carnegie Mellon University, where she has taught since 1991. She lives in Pittsburgh with Jeffrey F. Cohn, Professor of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, and is the mother of Rachel Glynn and filmmaker Charlotte Glynn.

Bernstein was twice the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Creative Writing, in 1982–1983 and in 2000–2001. In the summer of 1977, while helping director Jonathan Kaplan cast the film Over the Edge, a teen rebellion film that was released in 1979, she found Matt Dillon at the Hommocks Middle School in Larchmont, New York, thus launching his acting career.

Achievements

  • Bernstein was twice the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Creative Writing, in 1982–1983 and in 2000–2001. She was also awarded a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship in Media Arts in 1995 and in Creative Writing in 2002. Other fellowships and awards include two New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowships, and in 2004, a Fulbright Fellowship, which she spent at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel.

    Awards for her essays include The Virginia Faulkner Award for Excellence in Writing in 2001. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2005.

Works

Membership

Member Authors Guild, Writers Guild American East, National Writers Union, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association.

Connections

Married Paul Glynn; children: Charlotte, Rachel.

father:
David Bernstein

mother:
Ruth (Levinson) Bernstein

spouse:
Paul Glynn

children:
Charlotte Bernstein

Rachel Bernstein