Jedediah Berry was raised in the Hudson Valley region of New York State. His first novel, The Manual of Detection, was published by Penguin in 2009, and has since been widely translated. It won the Crawford Award for best first fantasy novel and the Hammett Prize for best crime novel. A BBC Radio adaptation premiered in early 2013.
His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Conjunctions, Fairy Tale Review, Chicago Review, Unstuck, PEN America, the Los Angeles Times, and elsewhere. He teaches at the University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA Program for Poets & Writers, and serves as Roaming Editor of Small Beer Press.