Photo of Betsey by Jonathon Wells

author photo by Jonathon Wells

BETSEY OSBORNE has worked at Vanity Fair, the New Yorker, and Grand Street. A writer-in-the-schools for Teachers College, she has also taught at the college, high school and junior high school levels. She received her bachelor's degree in English from Harvard and a master of fine arts in fiction from Columbia, where she edited the program's literary journal. The Natural History of Uncas Metcalfe is her first novel.

Betsey serves on the board of the Osborne Association, named for her great-grandfather, Thomas Mott Osborne, a prison reformer. The OA provides aid and services to those in prison and those affected by incarceration (children, families).

She is currently at work on a new novel. Born in Auburn, New York, she has lived in Boston, New York City, and Cairo, Egypt. She currently lives with her family in Rhode Island.


Betsey talks about her novel