Ginger Eager’s short fiction, reviews, and personal essays have been published in The Georgia Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Jabberwock Review and elsewhere. Her short fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and shortlisted in The Best American Nonrequired Reading series. Her first novel, The Nature of Remains, won the AWP Prize for the Novel, was chosen as a 2021 Books All Georgians Should Read by the Georgia Center for the Book, and won the 2021 Georgia Author of the Year Award in the debut novel category. With the memoirist Jody Forrester, she co-founded Who Writers Read, a series of conversations with writers about their reading lives.
Born and raised in Georgia, Ginger lives now in Decatur, just outside of Atlanta. She has a BSEd in Secondary English Education from the University of Georgia and an MFA in Writing and Literature from Bennington Writing Seminars. She taught in-person for several years at Georgia Military College, and she now teaches virtually at Southern New Hampshire University. She works as a developmental editor and teaches in the community in as many ways as possible. Ginger likes to tell a good story, and she likes to help others tell their good stories.