Jesse Andrews

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Jesse Andrews
Jesse Andrews MFF 2015.jpg
Born (1982-09-15) September 15, 1982 (age 36)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationNovelist, screenwriter

Jesse Andrews (born September 15, 1982) is an American novelist and screenwriter.

Novels[edit]

His debut novel, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, was published by Harry Abrams in 2012 and won that year's Cybils Award for Young Adult Fiction.[1] He also wrote the feature-film adaptation of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, which was directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and produced by Indian Paintbrush.[2] It premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where it won both the Audience Award (U.S. – Dramatic) and the Grand Jury Prize (U.S. – Dramatic).[3]

His second novel, The Haters, was published by Amulet books in April 2016.[4] He said that he was inspired by his own experience with road-travelling bands.[5] His third novel, Munmun, was published in April 2018. The novel is set in an alternate reality where size is proportional to wealth.[6]

Background[edit]

Andrews was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of both Schenley High School and Harvard University.[7] His family is Jewish.[8]

He learned jazz in high school.[9]

He currently resides in Berkeley, California .[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The 2012 Cybils Awards - Cybils Awards". Retrieved August 28, 2016.
  2. ^ "'Me & Earl & the Dying Girl,' made and set in Pittsburgh, premieres today at Sundance Film Festival". Retrieved August 28, 2016.
  3. ^ Hipes, Dominic Patten,Patrick (February 1, 2015). "'Me And Earl And The Dying Girl' Takes Top Dramatic Honors At Sundance; Is It The Next 'Whiplash'? – Winners List". Retrieved August 28, 2016.
  4. ^ "'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' author Jesse Andrews reveals next book". EW.com. 2015-08-12. Retrieved 2017-05-10.
  5. ^ "Q & A with Jesse Andrews".
  6. ^ "Books — jesse andrews dot com". jesse andrews dot com.
  7. ^ Jesse Andrews, About Me: Bio, http://www.jesseandrews.com/about-me-shift/#bio
  8. ^ Bloom, Nate (June 10, 2015). "Jews in the News: Ahmed Zayat, Eric Balfour and Ashley Tisdale". Jewish Federation of Tampa]].
  9. ^ "Q & A with Jesse Andrews". PublishersWeekly.com. Retrieved 2017-05-10.
  10. ^ Id.

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