Julianna Baggott

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Baggott in 2013.

Julianna Baggott (born 30 September 1969) is a novelist, essayist and poet who also writes under the pen names Bridget Asher and N.E. Bode. She is an associate professor at Florida State University's Creative Writing Program.[1]

Life[edit]

Baggott has published eighteen books over the last twelve years. Her most recent novel Pure [2] the first in a dystopian trilogy, was published by Grand Central Publishing;[3] film rights have been acquired by Fox 2000. The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted,[4] published under pen name Asher, was published in spring of 2011. To date, there approximately fifty foreign editions of her novels.

Baggott began publishing when she was twenty-two. After receiving her M.F.A. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she published her first novel, Girl Talk,[5] while she was still in her twenties. Girl Talk was a national bestseller and was quickly followed by Boston Globe bestseller The Miss America Family,[6] and then Boston Herald Book Club selection, The Madam,[7] a historical novel based on the life of her grandmother. She co-wrote Which Brings Me to You[8] with Steve Almond, A Best Book of 2006 (Kirkus Reviews) optioned by producer Richard Brown and adapted by Keith Bunin.

She has published three books under the pen name Bridget Asher—My Husband's Sweethearts,[9] The Pretend Wife, and The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted.[4]

She also writes bestselling novels for younger readers under the pen name N.E. Bode[10] as well as under Julianna Baggott. The Anybodies[11] trilogy was a People Magazine pick alongside David Sedaris and Bill Clinton, a Washington Post Book of the Week, a Girls' Life Top Ten, a Booksense selection, and was in development at Nickelodeon/Paramount; The Slippery Map[12] (fall 2007), and the prequel to Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007), a movie starring Dustin Hoffman, Natalie Portman, and Jason Bateman. For two years, Bode was a recurring personality on Sirius XM Radio.

Julianna's Boston Red Sox novel The Prince of Fenway Park[13] (HarperCollins), was published in spring 2009. The Ever Breath[14] (Random House) was published in December 2009.

Baggott has also published three collections of poetry (This Country of Mothers,[15] Compulsions of Silkworms and Bees,[16] and Lizzie Borden in Love[17]) and has been published in major literary publications, including Poetry, The American Poetry Review, and The Best American Poetry.

Baggott's work has appeared in AGNI,[18] The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Glamour, Ms., Real Simple, and read on NPR's Here and Now and Talk of the Nation. Her essays, stories, and poems are highly anthologized. She also writes haiku's, which is one of her many passions.

She lives in Florida with her husband writer David G.W. Scott and their four kids. In 2006, Baggott and her husband co-founded the nonprofit organization Kids in Need-Books in Deed,[19] which focuses on literacy and getting free books to underprivileged children in the state of Florida.[20]

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Interviews Online