Get to know Jane Delury

Jane Delury is the author of The Balcony, a novel-in-stories, which won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her short stories have appeared in The Southern Review, The Yale Review, The Sewanee Review, Narrative, and other publications and received an PEN/O.Henry Prize. She directs the BA in English at the University of Baltimore and teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts program.


Sacramento, CA

Fun fact

I have Irish citizenship

Favorite author

Virginia Woolf

Favorite place in the world

Brittany, France

Favorite place to read

in bed propped up by five pillows

Books by Jane Delury


Published June 06, 2023



A summer away. One troubled marriage. Two daughters. And the love interest that threatens to ruin it all.


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Maud is a talented garden historian and devoted mother to daughters Ella and Louise. Motivated to reinvigorate her career and escape her troubled marriage, she accepts a summer job restoring the garden of a lush, 19th-century Hudson Valley estate.


While waiting for her daughters to join her at the end of their school year, Maud meets coworker, archeologist Gabriel Crews, whose passion for landscape history matches her own. When their immediate and intense friendship ignites, it sets in motion a seismic shock that will profoundly change Maud's life, as well as the lives of everyone she cares about. Hedge is a deeply moving portrait of a woman’s longing to be a good mother while still answering the call of her soul and mind.

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Jane's Book Tour

Jane Delury’s Hedge launches June 6th, 2023! We can’t wait to celebrate at Montgomery Place, the setting of the beautiful book. Join us to learn more about Jane’s inspiration behind Hedge and the history of the campus.

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