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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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Thanks to Word Bookstore, my intimate Facebook friend, Jenn Northington, and everyone who came out last night. I’m talking to YOU - Mom & Dad (Happy 42nd Anniversary), Hans, Janine, Jean, Elizabeth, Liz, Eileen, Emily, Wes, Callum (Happy Birthday!), Samiah, Doug, Madeleine, Genna, Rachael the Book Muncher, Carolyn (check her out on NPR), Sarah with an H, Jessie from Remarkable Reads and her mother and her sister, Alecia (whose debut novel The Queen of Kentucky comes out early next year), Alison, Lisa from Woozles in Nova Scotia, Andrew Futral (who is a genius; everyone with ears should go buy albums by The Age of Rockets and Field Mouse), Kwesi, Lisa GW, Dave, Aleah, Rebecca, the Square Fish lady with the pug named Olive(?), and anyone else I might be forgetting or anyone who I didn’t get to meet personally (why didn’t you come up to me? I think I saw a Brooklyn lady writer, and a blogger or two… I realize that by naming names here I risk alienating those I do not name. Please do not take offense. I’m going to get a guestbook the next time I do an event. I like knowing who came though usually “who came” can be counted on one hand, a number exclusive enough that the vast guestbook of my mind suffices.) In any case, I strongly felt the home field advantage. And, being that I am not J.K. Rowling, I appreciate every single person who braved the deluge and the multiple trains involved to come out to Greenpoint. Especially given that many of you have already heard my stories. Writing books is lonely. Publishing books is challenging for all involved, I know. Company is a very good thing. 
Thanks also to everyone who celebrated with me by remote: Stuart, Simon, my online friends and colleagues from Austin to Australia, and especially my friend, Megan McCafferty - a very happy 10th anniversary to Sloppy Firsts.
Photos courtesy of my mom, Hans, and Genna Sarnak. 
Zoom Info
Thanks to Word Bookstore, my intimate Facebook friend, Jenn Northington, and everyone who came out last night. I’m talking to YOU - Mom & Dad (Happy 42nd Anniversary), Hans, Janine, Jean, Elizabeth, Liz, Eileen, Emily, Wes, Callum (Happy Birthday!), Samiah, Doug, Madeleine, Genna, Rachael the Book Muncher, Carolyn (check her out on NPR), Sarah with an H, Jessie from Remarkable Reads and her mother and her sister, Alecia (whose debut novel The Queen of Kentucky comes out early next year), Alison, Lisa from Woozles in Nova Scotia, Andrew Futral (who is a genius; everyone with ears should go buy albums by The Age of Rockets and Field Mouse), Kwesi, Lisa GW, Dave, Aleah, Rebecca, the Square Fish lady with the pug named Olive(?), and anyone else I might be forgetting or anyone who I didn’t get to meet personally (why didn’t you come up to me? I think I saw a Brooklyn lady writer, and a blogger or two… I realize that by naming names here I risk alienating those I do not name. Please do not take offense. I’m going to get a guestbook the next time I do an event. I like knowing who came though usually “who came” can be counted on one hand, a number exclusive enough that the vast guestbook of my mind suffices.) In any case, I strongly felt the home field advantage. And, being that I am not J.K. Rowling, I appreciate every single person who braved the deluge and the multiple trains involved to come out to Greenpoint. Especially given that many of you have already heard my stories. Writing books is lonely. Publishing books is challenging for all involved, I know. Company is a very good thing. 
Thanks also to everyone who celebrated with me by remote: Stuart, Simon, my online friends and colleagues from Austin to Australia, and especially my friend, Megan McCafferty - a very happy 10th anniversary to Sloppy Firsts.
Photos courtesy of my mom, Hans, and Genna Sarnak. 
Zoom Info
Thanks to Word Bookstore, my intimate Facebook friend, Jenn Northington, and everyone who came out last night. I’m talking to YOU - Mom & Dad (Happy 42nd Anniversary), Hans, Janine, Jean, Elizabeth, Liz, Eileen, Emily, Wes, Callum (Happy Birthday!), Samiah, Doug, Madeleine, Genna, Rachael the Book Muncher, Carolyn (check her out on NPR), Sarah with an H, Jessie from Remarkable Reads and her mother and her sister, Alecia (whose debut novel The Queen of Kentucky comes out early next year), Alison, Lisa from Woozles in Nova Scotia, Andrew Futral (who is a genius; everyone with ears should go buy albums by The Age of Rockets and Field Mouse), Kwesi, Lisa GW, Dave, Aleah, Rebecca, the Square Fish lady with the pug named Olive(?), and anyone else I might be forgetting or anyone who I didn’t get to meet personally (why didn’t you come up to me? I think I saw a Brooklyn lady writer, and a blogger or two… I realize that by naming names here I risk alienating those I do not name. Please do not take offense. I’m going to get a guestbook the next time I do an event. I like knowing who came though usually “who came” can be counted on one hand, a number exclusive enough that the vast guestbook of my mind suffices.) In any case, I strongly felt the home field advantage. And, being that I am not J.K. Rowling, I appreciate every single person who braved the deluge and the multiple trains involved to come out to Greenpoint. Especially given that many of you have already heard my stories. Writing books is lonely. Publishing books is challenging for all involved, I know. Company is a very good thing. 
Thanks also to everyone who celebrated with me by remote: Stuart, Simon, my online friends and colleagues from Austin to Australia, and especially my friend, Megan McCafferty - a very happy 10th anniversary to Sloppy Firsts.
Photos courtesy of my mom, Hans, and Genna Sarnak. 
Zoom Info
Thanks to Word Bookstore, my intimate Facebook friend, Jenn Northington, and everyone who came out last night. I’m talking to YOU - Mom & Dad (Happy 42nd Anniversary), Hans, Janine, Jean, Elizabeth, Liz, Eileen, Emily, Wes, Callum (Happy Birthday!), Samiah, Doug, Madeleine, Genna, Rachael the Book Muncher, Carolyn (check her out on NPR), Sarah with an H, Jessie from Remarkable Reads and her mother and her sister, Alecia (whose debut novel The Queen of Kentucky comes out early next year), Alison, Lisa from Woozles in Nova Scotia, Andrew Futral (who is a genius; everyone with ears should go buy albums by The Age of Rockets and Field Mouse), Kwesi, Lisa GW, Dave, Aleah, Rebecca, the Square Fish lady with the pug named Olive(?), and anyone else I might be forgetting or anyone who I didn’t get to meet personally (why didn’t you come up to me? I think I saw a Brooklyn lady writer, and a blogger or two… I realize that by naming names here I risk alienating those I do not name. Please do not take offense. I’m going to get a guestbook the next time I do an event. I like knowing who came though usually “who came” can be counted on one hand, a number exclusive enough that the vast guestbook of my mind suffices.) In any case, I strongly felt the home field advantage. And, being that I am not J.K. Rowling, I appreciate every single person who braved the deluge and the multiple trains involved to come out to Greenpoint. Especially given that many of you have already heard my stories. Writing books is lonely. Publishing books is challenging for all involved, I know. Company is a very good thing. 
Thanks also to everyone who celebrated with me by remote: Stuart, Simon, my online friends and colleagues from Austin to Australia, and especially my friend, Megan McCafferty - a very happy 10th anniversary to Sloppy Firsts.
Photos courtesy of my mom, Hans, and Genna Sarnak. 
Zoom Info
Thanks to Word Bookstore, my intimate Facebook friend, Jenn Northington, and everyone who came out last night. I’m talking to YOU - Mom & Dad (Happy 42nd Anniversary), Hans, Janine, Jean, Elizabeth, Liz, Eileen, Emily, Wes, Callum (Happy Birthday!), Samiah, Doug, Madeleine, Genna, Rachael the Book Muncher, Carolyn (check her out on NPR), Sarah with an H, Jessie from Remarkable Reads and her mother and her sister, Alecia (whose debut novel The Queen of Kentucky comes out early next year), Alison, Lisa from Woozles in Nova Scotia, Andrew Futral (who is a genius; everyone with ears should go buy albums by The Age of Rockets and Field Mouse), Kwesi, Lisa GW, Dave, Aleah, Rebecca, the Square Fish lady with the pug named Olive(?), and anyone else I might be forgetting or anyone who I didn’t get to meet personally (why didn’t you come up to me? I think I saw a Brooklyn lady writer, and a blogger or two… I realize that by naming names here I risk alienating those I do not name. Please do not take offense. I’m going to get a guestbook the next time I do an event. I like knowing who came though usually “who came” can be counted on one hand, a number exclusive enough that the vast guestbook of my mind suffices.) In any case, I strongly felt the home field advantage. And, being that I am not J.K. Rowling, I appreciate every single person who braved the deluge and the multiple trains involved to come out to Greenpoint. Especially given that many of you have already heard my stories. Writing books is lonely. Publishing books is challenging for all involved, I know. Company is a very good thing. 
Thanks also to everyone who celebrated with me by remote: Stuart, Simon, my online friends and colleagues from Austin to Australia, and especially my friend, Megan McCafferty - a very happy 10th anniversary to Sloppy Firsts.
Photos courtesy of my mom, Hans, and Genna Sarnak. 
Zoom Info
Thanks to Word Bookstore, my intimate Facebook friend, Jenn Northington, and everyone who came out last night. I’m talking to YOU - Mom & Dad (Happy 42nd Anniversary), Hans, Janine, Jean, Elizabeth, Liz, Eileen, Emily, Wes, Callum (Happy Birthday!), Samiah, Doug, Madeleine, Genna, Rachael the Book Muncher, Carolyn (check her out on NPR), Sarah with an H, Jessie from Remarkable Reads and her mother and her sister, Alecia (whose debut novel The Queen of Kentucky comes out early next year), Alison, Lisa from Woozles in Nova Scotia, Andrew Futral (who is a genius; everyone with ears should go buy albums by The Age of Rockets and Field Mouse), Kwesi, Lisa GW, Dave, Aleah, Rebecca, the Square Fish lady with the pug named Olive(?), and anyone else I might be forgetting or anyone who I didn’t get to meet personally (why didn’t you come up to me? I think I saw a Brooklyn lady writer, and a blogger or two… I realize that by naming names here I risk alienating those I do not name. Please do not take offense. I’m going to get a guestbook the next time I do an event. I like knowing who came though usually “who came” can be counted on one hand, a number exclusive enough that the vast guestbook of my mind suffices.) In any case, I strongly felt the home field advantage. And, being that I am not J.K. Rowling, I appreciate every single person who braved the deluge and the multiple trains involved to come out to Greenpoint. Especially given that many of you have already heard my stories. Writing books is lonely. Publishing books is challenging for all involved, I know. Company is a very good thing. 
Thanks also to everyone who celebrated with me by remote: Stuart, Simon, my online friends and colleagues from Austin to Australia, and especially my friend, Megan McCafferty - a very happy 10th anniversary to Sloppy Firsts.
Photos courtesy of my mom, Hans, and Genna Sarnak. 
Zoom Info
Thanks to Word Bookstore, my intimate Facebook friend, Jenn Northington, and everyone who came out last night. I’m talking to YOU - Mom & Dad (Happy 42nd Anniversary), Hans, Janine, Jean, Elizabeth, Liz, Eileen, Emily, Wes, Callum (Happy Birthday!), Samiah, Doug, Madeleine, Genna, Rachael the Book Muncher, Carolyn (check her out on NPR), Sarah with an H, Jessie from Remarkable Reads and her mother and her sister, Alecia (whose debut novel The Queen of Kentucky comes out early next year), Alison, Lisa from Woozles in Nova Scotia, Andrew Futral (who is a genius; everyone with ears should go buy albums by The Age of Rockets and Field Mouse), Kwesi, Lisa GW, Dave, Aleah, Rebecca, the Square Fish lady with the pug named Olive(?), and anyone else I might be forgetting or anyone who I didn’t get to meet personally (why didn’t you come up to me? I think I saw a Brooklyn lady writer, and a blogger or two… I realize that by naming names here I risk alienating those I do not name. Please do not take offense. I’m going to get a guestbook the next time I do an event. I like knowing who came though usually “who came” can be counted on one hand, a number exclusive enough that the vast guestbook of my mind suffices.) In any case, I strongly felt the home field advantage. And, being that I am not J.K. Rowling, I appreciate every single person who braved the deluge and the multiple trains involved to come out to Greenpoint. Especially given that many of you have already heard my stories. Writing books is lonely. Publishing books is challenging for all involved, I know. Company is a very good thing. 
Thanks also to everyone who celebrated with me by remote: Stuart, Simon, my online friends and colleagues from Austin to Australia, and especially my friend, Megan McCafferty - a very happy 10th anniversary to Sloppy Firsts.
Photos courtesy of my mom, Hans, and Genna Sarnak. 
Zoom Info
Thanks to Word Bookstore, my intimate Facebook friend, Jenn Northington, and everyone who came out last night. I’m talking to YOU - Mom & Dad (Happy 42nd Anniversary), Hans, Janine, Jean, Elizabeth, Liz, Eileen, Emily, Wes, Callum (Happy Birthday!), Samiah, Doug, Madeleine, Genna, Rachael the Book Muncher, Carolyn (check her out on NPR), Sarah with an H, Jessie from Remarkable Reads and her mother and her sister, Alecia (whose debut novel The Queen of Kentucky comes out early next year), Alison, Lisa from Woozles in Nova Scotia, Andrew Futral (who is a genius; everyone with ears should go buy albums by The Age of Rockets and Field Mouse), Kwesi, Lisa GW, Dave, Aleah, Rebecca, the Square Fish lady with the pug named Olive(?), and anyone else I might be forgetting or anyone who I didn’t get to meet personally (why didn’t you come up to me? I think I saw a Brooklyn lady writer, and a blogger or two… I realize that by naming names here I risk alienating those I do not name. Please do not take offense. I’m going to get a guestbook the next time I do an event. I like knowing who came though usually “who came” can be counted on one hand, a number exclusive enough that the vast guestbook of my mind suffices.) In any case, I strongly felt the home field advantage. And, being that I am not J.K. Rowling, I appreciate every single person who braved the deluge and the multiple trains involved to come out to Greenpoint. Especially given that many of you have already heard my stories. Writing books is lonely. Publishing books is challenging for all involved, I know. Company is a very good thing. 
Thanks also to everyone who celebrated with me by remote: Stuart, Simon, my online friends and colleagues from Austin to Australia, and especially my friend, Megan McCafferty - a very happy 10th anniversary to Sloppy Firsts.
Photos courtesy of my mom, Hans, and Genna Sarnak. 
Zoom Info
Thanks to Word Bookstore, my intimate Facebook friend, Jenn Northington, and everyone who came out last night. I’m talking to YOU - Mom & Dad (Happy 42nd Anniversary), Hans, Janine, Jean, Elizabeth, Liz, Eileen, Emily, Wes, Callum (Happy Birthday!), Samiah, Doug, Madeleine, Genna, Rachael the Book Muncher, Carolyn (check her out on NPR), Sarah with an H, Jessie from Remarkable Reads and her mother and her sister, Alecia (whose debut novel The Queen of Kentucky comes out early next year), Alison, Lisa from Woozles in Nova Scotia, Andrew Futral (who is a genius; everyone with ears should go buy albums by The Age of Rockets and Field Mouse), Kwesi, Lisa GW, Dave, Aleah, Rebecca, the Square Fish lady with the pug named Olive(?), and anyone else I might be forgetting or anyone who I didn’t get to meet personally (why didn’t you come up to me? I think I saw a Brooklyn lady writer, and a blogger or two… I realize that by naming names here I risk alienating those I do not name. Please do not take offense. I’m going to get a guestbook the next time I do an event. I like knowing who came though usually “who came” can be counted on one hand, a number exclusive enough that the vast guestbook of my mind suffices.) In any case, I strongly felt the home field advantage. And, being that I am not J.K. Rowling, I appreciate every single person who braved the deluge and the multiple trains involved to come out to Greenpoint. Especially given that many of you have already heard my stories. Writing books is lonely. Publishing books is challenging for all involved, I know. Company is a very good thing. 
Thanks also to everyone who celebrated with me by remote: Stuart, Simon, my online friends and colleagues from Austin to Australia, and especially my friend, Megan McCafferty - a very happy 10th anniversary to Sloppy Firsts.
Photos courtesy of my mom, Hans, and Genna Sarnak. 
Zoom Info
Thanks to Word Bookstore, my intimate Facebook friend, Jenn Northington, and everyone who came out last night. I’m talking to YOU - Mom & Dad (Happy 42nd Anniversary), Hans, Janine, Jean, Elizabeth, Liz, Eileen, Emily, Wes, Callum (Happy Birthday!), Samiah, Doug, Madeleine, Genna, Rachael the Book Muncher, Carolyn (check her out on NPR), Sarah with an H, Jessie from Remarkable Reads and her mother and her sister, Alecia (whose debut novel The Queen of Kentucky comes out early next year), Alison, Lisa from Woozles in Nova Scotia, Andrew Futral (who is a genius; everyone with ears should go buy albums by The Age of Rockets and Field Mouse), Kwesi, Lisa GW, Dave, Aleah, Rebecca, the Square Fish lady with the pug named Olive(?), and anyone else I might be forgetting or anyone who I didn’t get to meet personally (why didn’t you come up to me? I think I saw a Brooklyn lady writer, and a blogger or two… I realize that by naming names here I risk alienating those I do not name. Please do not take offense. I’m going to get a guestbook the next time I do an event. I like knowing who came though usually “who came” can be counted on one hand, a number exclusive enough that the vast guestbook of my mind suffices.) In any case, I strongly felt the home field advantage. And, being that I am not J.K. Rowling, I appreciate every single person who braved the deluge and the multiple trains involved to come out to Greenpoint. Especially given that many of you have already heard my stories. Writing books is lonely. Publishing books is challenging for all involved, I know. Company is a very good thing. 
Thanks also to everyone who celebrated with me by remote: Stuart, Simon, my online friends and colleagues from Austin to Australia, and especially my friend, Megan McCafferty - a very happy 10th anniversary to Sloppy Firsts.
Photos courtesy of my mom, Hans, and Genna Sarnak. 
Zoom Info

Thanks to Word Bookstore, my intimate Facebook friend, Jenn Northington, and everyone who came out last night. I’m talking to YOU - Mom & Dad (Happy 42nd Anniversary), Hans, Janine, Jean, Elizabeth, Liz, Eileen, Emily, Wes, Callum (Happy Birthday!), Samiah, Doug, Madeleine, Genna, Rachael the Book Muncher, Carolyn (check her out on NPR), Sarah with an H, Jessie from Remarkable Reads and her mother and her sister, Alecia (whose debut novel The Queen of Kentucky comes out early next year), Alison, Lisa from Woozles in Nova Scotia, Andrew Futral (who is a genius; everyone with ears should go buy albums by The Age of Rockets and Field Mouse), Kwesi, Lisa GW, Dave, Aleah, Rebecca, the Square Fish lady with the pug named Olive(?), and anyone else I might be forgetting or anyone who I didn’t get to meet personally (why didn’t you come up to me? I think I saw a Brooklyn lady writer, and a blogger or two… I realize that by naming names here I risk alienating those I do not name. Please do not take offense. I’m going to get a guestbook the next time I do an event. I like knowing who came though usually “who came” can be counted on one hand, a number exclusive enough that the vast guestbook of my mind suffices.) In any case, I strongly felt the home field advantage. And, being that I am not J.K. Rowling, I appreciate every single person who braved the deluge and the multiple trains involved to come out to Greenpoint. Especially given that many of you have already heard my stories. Writing books is lonely. Publishing books is challenging for all involved, I know. Company is a very good thing. 

Thanks also to everyone who celebrated with me by remote: Stuart, Simon, my online friends and colleagues from Austin to Australia, and especially my friend, Megan McCafferty - a very happy 10th anniversary to Sloppy Firsts.

Photos courtesy of my mom, Hans, and Genna Sarnak

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