Caroline Leavitt is an American novelist. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Is This Tomorrow and Pictures of You, as well as 8 other novels.
Leavitt is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Award in Fiction, and a Goldenberg Fiction Prize. She was also a National Magazine Award Nominee in Personal Essay, a finalist in the Nickelodeon Screenwriting Awards and a finalist in the Sundance Screenwriters Lab. A book critic for The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle and People, she has also published in New York Magazine, Psychology Today, More, Redbook, Parenting, and more. Pictures of You was named one of the Best Books of the year by the San Francisco Chronicle, The Providence Journal, Bookmarks, and one of the top five books by Kirkus Reviews. Is This Tomorrow was named one of the Best Books of the Year by January magazine, and was long-listed for the Maine Prize, as well as being a Jewish Book Council BookClub Pick. She lives in Hoboken, New Jersey with the music journalist and author Jeff Tamarkin and has a college-aged son.
^Galant, Debra. "IN PERSON; The Parent Not Chosen", The New York Times, April 25, 2004. Accessed February 6, 2013. "Ms. Leavitt and her husband, Jeff Tamarkin, who edits Global Rhythm, a world music magazine, did not get nearly as far as the adoptive parents in Girls in Trouble.... Ms. Leavitt -- who grew up in Waltham, Mass., and moved to Hoboken in 1992 -- is no stranger to tragedy."