Whitney Scharer holds a BA in English Literature from Wesleyan University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Washington. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous journals including New Flash Fiction Review, Cimarron Review, and Bellevue Literary Review. Her first novel, The Age of Light, based on the life of pioneering photographer Lee Miller, was published by Little, Brown (US) and Picador (UK) in February, 2019, and is forthcoming from over a dozen other countries. She lives with her husband and daughter in Arlington, MA.
Whitney has been awarded the Virginia Center For the Arts Residency, the St. Botolph Emerging Artists Grant 2015, the 2014 Somerville Arts Council Artists Fellowship, the Loren D. Milliman Fellowship for second year of graduate study,and the Gerberding Fellowship for study in Rome
Adelphic Scholarship for Wesleyan Writers’ Conference.
Whitney teaches fiction writing workshops in the greater Boston area and is available for editorial consultations on short stories, novel writing, and memoir.