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Forsyth Harmon is the author and illustrator of the illustrated novel Justine (Tin House, 2021). She is also the illustrator of Girlhood by Melissa Febos and The Art of the Affair by Catherine Lacey, and has collaborated with writers Alexander Chee, Hermione Hoby, Sanaë Lemoine, and Leslie Jamison. Forsyth’s work has been featured in Granta, BOMB, Refinery29, The Believer, and more. She received an MFA from Columbia University and currently lives in New York.


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For all press inquiries and bookstore events, please contact Becky Kraemer at Tin House Books.

Instagram: @forsythharmon
Email: forsythharmon@gmail.com


Justine. Tin House, Portland, 2021.

Girlhood (illustrator), by Melissa Febos. Bloomsbury, New York, 2021.

The Art of the Affair, with Catherine Lacey. Bloomsbury, New York, 2017.


On Obsessive Female Relationships in Literature: A Reading List.” Literary Hub, March 3, 2021.

Alison.” BOMB Magazine, March 2, 2021.

You Wear My Shoes.” Refinery29, March 2, 2021.

 “Fat Bodies.” Granta Magazine, February 26, 2021.


The Art of the Affair. Julie Saul Gallery, New York, January–March 2017.

The Art of the Book. Butler Library at Columbia University, New York, March—May 2014.

Comics at Columbia: Past, Present, Future. Kempner Gallery at Columbia University, New York, October 2014.

Magical Thinking. Interdisciplinary Arts Council at Columbia University, New York, March 2013.

Start as Close to the End as Possible. Torrance Shipman Gallery, New York, October 2013.

Broken Up. Leroy Neiman Print Center at Columbia University, New York, December 2012.


“Justine.” The Believer. (February/March 2019).

Intrusions.” Tin House, with Melissa Febos. (Winter 2018).

The Breakup Museum: Archiving the Way We Were.” Virginia Quarterly Review, with Leslie Jamison. (Winter 2018).

“Downward Mobility.” The Believer. (February 2014).


Columbia University, New York, NY
Master of Fine Arts, Fiction Writing

Columbia University, New York, NY
Bachelor of Arts, Visual Arts and Creative Writing