Perrin Ireland is the author of the novels Chatter (Algonquin Books), and Ana Imagined (Graywolf Press). Her work has been published in AGNI magazine (fiction and poetry), The Boston Globe (book reviews), Post Road magazine (nonfiction), and Fanzine (nonfiction). She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and serves on the board of the NPR Foundation.
Prior to devoting full time to writing, Perrin was Associate Director for Drama and Arts at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and a senior program officer at the National Endowment for the Arts. She was Executive Producer of "Spirit to Spirit: Nikki Giovanni," a documentary film aired nationally during primetime on PBS and selected as "Pick of the Week" by The New York Times and The Washington Post. (Selected exhibitions include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum, and the National Theater in London.)
Perrin has an M.F.A. in Writing and Literature from Bennington College, and she and her husband divide their time between Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C.
The Executive Director of the Fallen World, University of Chicago Press, by wonderful poet and beloved friend, Liam Rector, 1949-2007.