Photo by Emma McIntyre.
Forsyth Harmon is the author and illustrator of the forthcoming illustrated novel Justine (Tin House, 2021). She is also illustrating Melissa Febos’ forthcoming essay collection, Girlhood (Bloomsbury, 2021). Forsyth illustrated The Art of the Affair (Bloomsbury, 2017), a collaboration with Catherine Lacey that explores the history of love, sex and artistic influence in the twentieth century, and, focused on literary illustration in particular, has also collaborated with writers Alexander Chee, Hermione Hoby, Sanaë Lemoine and Leslie Jamison. Her work has been featured in The Believer, Tin House, Virginia Quarterly Review and The Awl. She received both her BA and MFA from Columbia University.


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Justine. Tin House, Portland, 2021.

Girlhood, with Melissa Febos. Bloomsbury, New York, 2021.

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


“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).


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.


Ainley, Nathaniel. "Read About How All Your Favorite Artists Were Boning in 'The Art of the Affair'." Vice, Feb. 14, 2017.

Iverson, Kristin. “Uncover the Art World's Most Legendary Love Affairs in a New Book.” Nylon, Jan. 3, 2017.

Fisher, Jamie. “An Artistic Who's Who of who slept with whom." Washington Post, Dec. 15, 2016.


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

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