Julie Hecht

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Julie Hecht
Occupation short story writer and novelist
Nationality American
Period 1989—
Genre fiction
Notable works

Do the Windows Open? (1997)

The Unprofessionals (2003)

Julie Hecht is a contemporary American fiction writer specializing in interlacing short stories.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

Hecht has purposely revealed very little about her personal life and according to her publisher's website she lives in the winter on the east end of Long Island, New York and spends summer and fall in Massachusetts.[3][2] In an interview with Publisher's Weekly, Hecht said that the good reaction she got from her fellow schoolchildren gave her the idea to keep writing. "It's nice to look at a group of people and see them all smiling and laughing," the author told Publisher's Weekly.[1] The author is somewhat reclusive about publicity. She rarely gives interviews and avoids the use of information technology like websites and email.[4] She prefers to write by hand, sitting on a couch, then faxing her work back and forth to a typist for editing multiple drafts.




  1. ^ a b Kalan, Megan; Zaleski, Jeff (August 18, 2003). "The Nature of Writing". Publishers Weekly (subscription required). Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Scherer, Logan (Fall 2014). "Julie Hecht and the Obsessive Pleasures of Regional Fiction". J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. 2 (2): 207–214. doi:10.1353/jnc.2014.0024. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Julie Hecht". Simon & Schuster. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Nellins, Andrew. "JULIE HECHT (interview)". Believer Magazine. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Past Winners List". Random House. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Do the Windows Open? (review)". Booklist. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "The Unprofessionals (review)". Booklist. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  8. ^ Long, Karen R. "'The Ayatollah Begs to Differ' from Hooman Majd sheds light on modern Iran: New in Paperback". Plain Dealer. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 

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