Jami Attenberg

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Jami Attenberg (born 1971 in Arlington Heights, Illinois[1]) is an American author.

Life and Works[edit]

Jami Attenberg grew up in Buffalo Grove, Illinois,[2] and graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Writing.[3] In 2006, a selection of short stories was published under the title Instant Love.[4] Two novels were to follow: The Kept Man (2007)[5] and The Melting Season (2010).[6] The author experienced a literary breakthrough in 2012, when her third novel The Middlesteins became a New York Times Bestseller[7] and was listed among the ten best-selling books on Amazon in 2012.[8] The Middlesteins was translated into multiple languages and the author was nominated for multiple literature awards, including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize[9] and the St. Francis College Literary Prize.[10] In 2015, she wrote her fifth published book, Saint Mazie.[11] The website Buzzfeed listed Saint Mazie as one of the 27 "Most Exciting Books of 2015."[12]

Her next novel, All Grown Up, will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in March 2017,[13] and in the UK, France, Italy, Germany and Holland in 2017–2018.

Essays written by Jami Attenberg on various topics can be found in the New York Times,[14] the Wall Street Journal,[15] Vogue,[16] Elle[17] and Lenny Letter.[18]

Attenberg splits her time between Brooklyn, NY, and New Orleans, LA.[19]


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