Meredith Westgate (she/her) grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College and holds an MFA in fiction from The New School. Her debut novel, The Shimmering State, was published by Atria / Simon & Schuster in August 2021, with the paperback forthcoming August 2022.The Shimmering State, which USA Today calls “a dreamy and dazzling first novel” and Booklist names "a poignant, quietly romantic debut" has been recommended in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and the WSJ. It received a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly (“a captivating story”), and was a Belletrist book of the month pick and TeaTime Pictures Top Five Lit.
Favorite Authors & Artists
Louise Bourgeois, Toni Morrison, Tracy K. Smith