News

  • Gun Love is under option to producer Nick Wechsler. His film producing career involves a mix of independent and studio movies, such as Palme d’Or winner Sex, Lies, and Videotape, Golden Globe winner The Player, Oscar-nominated North Country, and 2007 Cannes Main Competition Selection We Own the Night. In 2005, Wechsler established Nick Wechsler Productions, an independent film production company. He produced Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike, The Host, and two films penned by Pulitzer Prize winner Cormac McCarthy; 2009’s The Road directed by John Hillcoat, and The Counselor (2013), directed by Academy Award winner Ridley Scott, starring Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and Cameron Diaz.
  • Gun Love was named one of the TIME Magazine’s Ten Best Fiction Books of 2018
  • Jennifer Clement spoke with novelist and journalist Alain Elkann about PEN, freedom of the press, and the role of writers today
  • Gun Love is a 2018 finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction
  • Jennifer Clement issues the PEN International Women’s Manifesto
  • Award winning director, Tatiana Huezo (nominated for an Oscar in 2018) to direct Prayers for the Stolen renamed Noche de Fuego. The film adaptation is co-produced by Jim Jarmusch collaborator Jim Stark.
  • The award winning actress Noma Dumezweni  (who stared as Hermione Granger in the original West End and Broadway run of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) reads Canongate’s audio book of Widow Basquiat.
  • Jennifer Clement named Cranbrook Kingswood Distinguished Alumna 2018
  • Jennifer Clement’s translation of Mexico’s poem The Soft Land (La suave patria) regarded as the Mexican national poem, an extraordinary tour-de-force that would change the way poetry would develop in Mexico, appears with Shearsman Books in the UK.  The work is accompanied by an introduction by Luis Miguel Aguilar and paintings by Gustavo Monroy.
  • Commencement Speaker, New York University, Gallatin, 2017
  • Awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for her new novel GUN LOVE, 2016
  • Jennifer Clement is elected President of PEN International.
  • Jennifer Clement wins the Grand Prix des Lectrices Lyceenes de ELLE 2015 for her novel, Prayers for the Stolen. The prize is sponsored by ELLE Magazine, the French Ministry of Education and by the Maison des écrivains et de la littérature.
  • “Venus, I have to paint your arms.” Widow Basquiat is currently excerpted on LitHub.com, in time for the Brooklyn Museum’s Basquiat exhibit.
  • Emma Roberts is reading Widow Basquiat, and told MyDomaine about it.
  • Prayers for the Stolen makes MTV’s list of 12 Beach Reads for Social Justice Warriors.
  • “In Acapulco the moon burns hotter than the sun.” Jennifer describes Acapulco in an essay for National Geographic.
  • Short fiction in the Warwick Review, “This was when you could still be killed for love.”
  • The Church of the Gun,” published for PEN International. In Spanish, it lives here.
  • “She called me Mi Guerita. I belonged to her.” Short fiction at FriendStories.com
  • Jennifer discusses her writing process for Biographile.
  • Interview with Janne Teller, Milenio, Laberinto (Mexico)
  • My Novel Is A Requiem For Mexico” (Sweden)
  • Jennifer writes about Mexico’s sex trafficking and drug trade for The Guardian, much of which inspired Prayers for the Stolen