About Joanne

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Joanne Greenberg was graduated from American University, Washington, D.C., with a major in anthropology and English literature, and she also studied at the University of London and the University of Colorado.

In 1955, she married Albert Greenberg, who encouraged her to write her first book, THE KING’S PERSONS, an account of the York Massacre. This has been followed by 12 novels and four collections of short stories.

When Mr. Greenberg worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor with a case load of deaf clients, Mrs. Greenberg became interested in communicating with the deaf, and since then has assisted in the setting up of mental health programs for the deaf in various places throughout the country. This interest also led to her novel IN THIS SIGN, which was recently dramatized on television.

Mrs. Greenberg lives in a mountain top home near Lookout Mountain, Colorado, with her husband. Their two sons are grown. She writes daily; tutors in Latin and Hebrew; teaches cultural anthropology and fiction writing at the Colorado School of Mines; and is active in the Beth Evergreen congregation, conducting Bar Mitzvah preparation as well as other involvements. She is a frequent participant in writers’ seminars and workshops all over the country, and has conducted classes in writing for military personnel in Japan. Her speaking engagements include, but are not limited to, schools, library associations, and book groups. In addition, she performs as a storyteller, helping to keep this art– and the stores–alive.

JOANNE GREENBERG

Colorado School of Mines Medal
CSM Distinguished Lecturer
Hadassah’s Women in the Arts Award 2008

Thought of the Day

Yom Kippur 2018

I don’t usually go sniffing around my memories like a CSI on TV after DNA, but every so offers one comes up out of the swamp in a bubble. It was 1938, New York City in spring, when people come out to smell the flowers

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Books

Jubilee Year 2019
The King’s Persons 1963
I Never Promised You A Rose Garden 1964
The Monday Voices 1965
Summering: A Book of Short Stories 1966
In This Sign 1970