50: Whitney Scharer, author of The Age of Light


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"How have I gone through all of these art history classes and never heard her name?" - Whitney Scharer

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, essays, and interviews have appeared in numerous publications including Vogue, The Telegraph, and The Tatler. Her first novel, The Age of Light, was published in February, 2019, and was a Boston Globe and IndieNext bestseller, People Pick of the Week, Amazon Book of the Month selection, and Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick. Whitney teaches fiction in the Boston area and is a co-founder of the Arlington Author Salon, a quarterly reading series. She lives with her husband and daughter in Arlington, MA, where she is at work on her second novel.


Connect with Whitney on Instagram @wscharer or her website whitneyscharer.com.

See The Age of Light Pinterest board here.

Whitney's book recommendations:

The Body Papers by Grace Talusen

Leading Men by Christopher Castellani

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