Gabrielle Zevin

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Gabrielle Zevin
Gabrielle zevin 2013.jpg
Gabrielle Zevin at the 2013 Texas Book Festival.
Born Gabrielle Zevin
(1977-10-24) October 24, 1977 (age 38)
Occupation Author
Nationality American
Notable works Elsewhere, Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

Gabrielle Zevin (born October 24, 1977, New York City) is an American author and screenwriter.


Zevin's first novel Elsewhere was published in 2005. It was nominated for a 2006 Quill award, won the Borders Original Voices Award, and was a selection of the Barnes & Noble Book Club. It also made the Carnegie long list. The book has been translated into over twenty languages.

In 2007 Zevin was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay for Conversations with Other Women which starred Helena Bonham Carter and Aaron Eckhart and was also directed by Hans Canosa.

In 2014, her eighth novel, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, debuted on the New York Times Best Seller List.

Personal life[edit]

Zevin graduated from Harvard University in 2000 with a degree in English & American Literature and lives in Los Angeles.[1]

Zevin's father is a Russian-Jewish American, and her mother is Korean.[2][3]



Young Adults[edit]


  • Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac (novel) (2007)
  • Elsewhere (2005)

Anya Balanchine Series[edit]

  • In the Age of Love and Chocolate (2013)
  • Because It Is My Blood (2012)
  • All These Things I've Done (2011)


Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac has been made into a Japanese live-action movie of the same name.

External links[edit]



  1. ^ "Gabrielle Zevin's Official Website". Retrieved 29 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "In 'Storied Life,' Characters Come With A Reading List". NPR. March 28, 2014. Retrieved May 24, 2015. 
  3. ^ Werris, Wendy (November 8, 2013). "By the Book: Gabrielle Zevin". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved May 24, 2015.