Virginia Reeves is the author of Work Like Any Other, which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize. It has been translated into multiple languages, and the French translation was recently adapted into a graphic novel. Her second novel, The Behavior of Love, was released in 2019. At MacDowell, she worked on a semi-autobiographical novel tentatively called Shelter, which follows the life of a literature professor who is abandoned—in the quiet of a shelter-in-place mandate—by the ghosts of her two daughters who have been haunting her regularly since their respective deaths.
Portrait by Suzanne Koett