About Joanne

Joanne Rendell is the author of The Professors’ Wives’ Club, Crossing Washington Square, and Out of the Shadows (all published by New American Library, an imprint of Penguin). She has a PhD in literature and lives in New York City with her husband, a professor at NYU, and her son.


The Chronicle of Higher Education interviewed Joanne about her move from academia to the world of fiction writing.

The New York Times featured Joanne and her family in an article about homeschooling in New York City.