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Shari Goldhagen is an American author of fiction. She is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of a grade-school teacher and a jewelry salesman. After briefly attending Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. she transfereed to Northwestern University, where she earned a journalism degree. Following this, she moved to Columbus, Ohio where she earned an MFA from Ohio State University. She has been a journalist for National Enquirer, Life & Style and Celebrity Living Weekly. She currently lives in New York City where she teaches fiction and works as a freelance writer. She has received fellowships from Yaddo, MacDowell, and Ohiana Library Association.
She teaches Fiction and Novel writing with the Gotham Writers' Workshop in New York City.
Goldhagen has published one novel as of 2010:
Entertainment Weekly said the book "delicately mines the complexities of how loved ones seem close and far away -- often at the same time -- and how the smallest word uttered has the power to unravel or save. You embrace this book enthusiastically."
People Magazine called the book an "engrossing, beautifully written debut."
Richard Ford, in writing an endorsement on the dust jacket of Family and Other Accidents, wrote: "Ms. Goldhagen already, at a young age, is a fully self-possessed novelist, in command of large figurations, shrewed intelligence and wit, and a fine eye for the world and the American sentence."
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