Jenny Davidson is a professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and the author of four novels and four books of literary criticism. She was a fellow of the inaugural cohort at the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination in 2018–19, and she is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship and Columbia University’s Lenfest Distinguished Faculty and Mark Van Doren Teaching Awards, among other honors. Davidson’s step-grandmother was Margaret Brown Kilik, whose San Antonio-set novel, The Duchess of Angus, was discovered after Kilik’s death and is being published this year by Trinity University Press.
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