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Jane Vandenburgh (born 1948) is an American novelist and editor. A fifth-generation Californian, she grew up in Redondo Beach and the San Fernando Valley. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature from Long Beach State (1971) and a Master's Degree (1978) in English literature with a specialization in creative writing from San Francisco State University. Her master's thesis was a collection of short stories, The Salisbury Court Reporter, which won the Katherine Ann Porter Prize for fiction. Vandenburgh is the author of two novels, Failure to Zig-Zag (Farar, Straus, and Giroux 1989), The Physics of Sunset (Pantheon 1999), and a memoir, A Pocket History of Sex in the Twentieth Century (Counterpoint 2009).
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In the 1970s Vandenburgh worked as an editor at San Francisco-based publisher Chronicle Books, bringing out such titles as All Night L.A. and Past Joys.
Vandenburgh is the mother of two children from a previous marriage, Eva Zimmerman and Noah Zimmerman. She is married to Jack Shoemaker, a Berkeley, California, book publisher (North Point Press, Counterpoint) who publishes Gary Snyder and Wendell Berry. They live in Point Richmond, California.