Jen Silverman is a New York–based writer. She is the author of the story collection The Island Dwellers. Her essays and poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, The Gettysburg Review, and The Baffler, among others. Her plays include Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties, The Moors, The Roommate, and Witch. We Play Ourselves is her first novel.