Courtney Eldridge is a writer, editor and producer. Her first book, Unkempt, a collection of short stories, was published by Harcourt in 2005, and her second book, The Generosity of Women, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2009. She has received fellowships from the Edward F. Albee Foundation, the Ucross Foundation, and was awarded the Prix du Marais literary prize for Record à battre, the French translation of her frist novella, "The Former World Record Holder Settles Down." She has been profiled in Vogue Paris and Interview magazine, and her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including McSweeney's, New York Times Magazine, BOMB, Whitewall Magazine, Another Man and Opening Ceremony Annual.
In addition to consulting and curating original content for private companies and non-profits, she works with emerging artists and photo editors from around the world on a variety of special projects. In 2009, she launched Saccades Project, a digital collaboration with international photographers, numbering in the thousands, that serves as inspiration for a trilogy of YA (young adult) novels now in progress. She also teaches fiction and guest lectures at creative writing programs; serves as a national writing juror for the annual Scholastic Art and Writing Award; and her first YA novel, Ghost Time, was published by Amazon Publishing in June 2013.
She lives in Los Angeles and is currently finishing the second book of the Ghost Time trilogy, as well as producing a feature-length documentary that will premiere in spring 2014, and co-authoring a book of non-fiction.