Ms. Kaylie Jones

New York, United States

Member Since: 08/22/2012

Kaylie Jones’ newest endeavor is the launch of her imprint with Akashic Books. Her flagship publications are two novels by Wilkes graduates: Laurie Loewenstein’s Unmentionables, and Barb Taylor’s Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night.  Jones is the editor of Long Island Noir, (spring 2012). Her most recent book is a memoir, Lies My Mother Never Told Me (Harper Collins, 2009). A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries (Bantam, 1990) was adapted as a Merchant Ivory Film. Her esay Judite is included in Ann Hood's best-selling anthology Knitting Yarns. She and her daughter studied kung fu with Shaolin monks in China in 2013, the result of which is an essay that will be published in National Geographic Traveler.


Twitter Username: @KaylieJonesBook


  • A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries , Bantam Books (March 1990)
  • Long Island Noir Anthology (Editor) , Akashic Books (March 2012)
  • Lies My Mother Never Told Me , William Morrow (August 2009)


  • New York Public Library Young Adult Fiction(1991)
  • Pushcart Prize Honorable Mention(2004)


  • Distinguished Professor at SUNY Stony Brook MFA Program in Writing (September 1995 - )
  • Professor of Writing at Wilkes Univeristy Low-Residency Program in Professional Writing (September 2005 - )


  • Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Columbia University (October 1983)
  • Bachelor of Arts in University Major from Wesleyan University (May 1981)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction