Jennifer Finney Boylan
Jennifer Finney Boylan is the author of 15 books and the inaugural Anna Quindlen Writer-in-Residence at Barnard College of Columbia University. Her column appears on the op-ed page of The New York Times on alternate Wednesdays. She served on the Board of Directors of GLAAD 2011–18, and as cochair 2013–17. She also served on the Board of Trustees of the Kinsey Institute for Research on Sex, Gender, and Reproduction from 2012–16. She was a cast member on I Am Cait, the reality series on E!, and served as an advisor to the Amazon series Transparent. Her latest novel is this year’s Long Black Veil. Her 2003 memoir, She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders, was the first best-selling work by a transgender American. Boylan has made numerous television appearances and also been the subject of documentaries on CBS News’s 48 Hours and The History Channel. She served on the 2017 PEN World Voices Festival curatorial committee.