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Fitch at the book signing tent of the 2006 Texas Book Festival
|Born||Janet Elizabeth Fitch|
November 9, 1955
Los Angeles, California, US
|Notable works||White Oleander|
Janet Fitch (born November 9, 1955) is most famously known as the author of the Oprah's Book Club novel White Oleander, which became a film in 2002. She is a graduate of Reed College, located in Portland, Oregon.
Janet Fitch was born in Los Angeles, a third-generation native, and grew up in a family of voracious readers. As an undergraduate at Reed College, Fitch had decided to become a historian, attracted to its powerful narratives, the scope of events, the colossal personalities, and the potency and breadth of its themes. But when she won a student exchange to Keele University in England, where her passion for Russian history led her, she awoke in the middle of the night on her twenty-first birthday with the revelation she wanted to write fiction.
Her third novel, Paint It Black, named after the Rolling Stones song of the same name, was published in September 2006. Amber Tamblyn directed a feature motion picture based on the book, which opened in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Music Hall Theater on May 19, 2017.
- Kicks (Fawcett Books, 1996)
- White Oleander (Little, Brown, 1999)
- Paint It Black (Little, Brown, 2006)
- The Revolution of Marina M. (Little, Brown and Company, 2017)
- California Births, 1905 – 1995, Janet Elizabeth Fitch
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