Fiona Maazel

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Fiona Maazel
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reading at the 2014 Gaithersburg Book Festival
Born 1975
Cleveland
Nationality American
Genre Novel

Fiona Maazel (born 1975, Cleveland) is the author of two novels: Last Last Chance (March 2008, from Farrar, Straus, and Giroux) and Woke Up Lonely (April 2013, from Graywolf Press).

Woke Up Lonely is about a cult leader, his ex-wife, and the four government employees he takes hostage. Last Last Chance tells the story of Lucy Clark, a drug addict with a complicated family and a difficult life. The New York Times said of the book:

“Last Last Chance” isn’t your average novel, thanks in no small part to Maazel's funny, lacerating prose.

—JOSHUA HENKIN, [1]

Life[edit]

Maazel's work has appeared in publications including The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times, Tin House, Bomb, Fence, The Mississippi Review, Conjunctions, The Common, The Yale Review, Anthem, The Village Voice, N+1, This American Life, Selected Shorts, and on salon.com.

She is a 2008 National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" honoree, winner of the Bard Fiction Prize for 2009, and in 2005 she was awarded a Lannan Literary Fellowship. She has been the Picador Guest Professor for Literature at the University of Leipzig,[2] and teaches at New York University, Brooklyn College, Princeton, and Columbia.

Her father is conductor Lorin Maazel. Her mother is Israela Margalit, a pianist and script writer.

Maazel lives in Brooklyn.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bad Habit - NYT, April 6, 2008
  2. ^ http://americanstudies.uni-leipzig.de/picador

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