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Gabrielle Zevin has published six novels. Her debut, Margarettown, was a selection of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers program. The Hole We’re In was on Entertainment Weekly's Must List and was a New York Times Editor’s Choice. Entertainment Weekly wrote, "Every day newspaper articles chronicle families battered by the recession, circling the drain in unemployment and debt or scraping by with minimum-wage jobs. But no novel has truly captured that struggle until now." Publishers Weekly called the novel "a Corrections for our recessionary times."

Of all her books, she is probably best known for the young adult novel Elsewhere. Elsewhere, an American Library Association Notable Children’s Book, was nominated for a Quill Award and received the Borders Original Voices Award. The book has been translated into over twenty languages. Of Elsewhere, the New York Times Book Review wrote, “Every so often a book comes along with a premise so fresh and arresting it seems to exist in a category all its own... Elsewhere, by Gabrielle Zevin, is such a book.”

She is the screenwriter of Conversations with Other Women (Helena Bonham Carter, Aaron Eckhart) for which she received an Independent Spirit Award Nomination. In 2009, she and director Hans Canosa adapted her novel Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac (ALA Best Books for Young Adults) into the Japanese film, Dareka ga Watashi ni Kiss wo Shita. She has also written for the New York Times Book Review and NPR’s All Things Considered. She began her writing career at age fourteen as a music critic for the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel.

Zevin is a graduate of Harvard University. After many years on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, she recently moved to Silver Lake, Los Angeles.

Find her online at gabriellezevin.com.

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Win’s Acronym & a Few Notes on My Book Tour

Win’s Acronym & a Few Notes on My Book Tour

I’ve been on book tour for The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry and indeed, I’m still on book tour! Come see me at an event if you have an evening.

Many amazing things have happened to me on this book tour, and when I have a moment to catch my breath, I plan to write about a few of them. I think of the many babies in baskets I have encountered (and the one cat in a basket), the spectacular islands of…

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algonquinbooks:

Hey, Puget Sounders, author Gabrielle Zevin is visiting your neck of the woods, starting today! With local host and sales rep extraordinaire Kurtis Lowe by her side, Gabrielle is talking about the books that represent us and the bookstore world of her new novel, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, at bookshops all over the area. And you can join her at these book events:

4/7: Elliot Bay Book Company, Seattle WA

4/8: Village Books, Bellingham, WA

warwicksbooks:

"No man is an island, every book is a world."
-from The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

On Wednesday, April 2 @ 7:30 pm, Warwick’s will be proud to present Gabrielle Zevin, for a talking and signing about her latest book, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry.
In the mean time, stop on by the store and step into your own world of reading by picking up Zevin’s new book, along with one of these great titles from Algonquin!

AJ in a circle of Algonquin titles. Not a bad circle to be in!
And yes, I will be at Warwick’s on April 2. If you live near La Jolla, come see me.
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warwicksbooks:

"No man is an island, every book is a world."

-from The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

On Wednesday, April 2 @ 7:30 pm, Warwick’s will be proud to present Gabrielle Zevin, for a talking and signing about her latest book, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry.

In the mean time, stop on by the store and step into your own world of reading by picking up Zevin’s new book, along with one of these great titles from Algonquin!

AJ in a circle of Algonquin titles. Not a bad circle to be in!

And yes, I will be at Warwick’s on April 2. If you live near La Jolla, come see me.

newyorker:

Stacey D’Erasmo argues that, in the course of long artistic careers, women are more likely than men to change form and style, Proteus-like: http://nyr.kr/NTPwA2

“Consider, for instance, the difference in the trajectories of a few pairs of more or less evenly matched leading artists and contemporaries: Joni Mitchell and Neil Young; Toni Morrison and Philip Roth; Roni Horn and Eric Fischl. In each medium—popular music, literature, and visual art, respectively—the woman has broken form, shed a skin, with each phase of her career, whereas the man has returned to ever-deepening iterations of the sound or sentence or imagery with which he began. ”

Illustration by Hannah K. Lee.

Interview with me about A.J. Fikry on NPR’s All Things Considered

Audie Cornish interviewed me about The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry for All Things Considered. She is just a wonderful interviewer and she (and her producer Justine Kenin) could not have kinder to me or the book. Also, over at NPR, they’re asking people to name the three books that define them. You can tweet or tumblr it, using #my3books. Mine are Charlotte’s WebThen We Came to the End, and Song…

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