Laura Dave

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Laura Dave
Born (1977-07-18) July 18, 1977 (age 39)
New York City, U.S.
Occupation Author
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania
University of Virginia
Period 2006–present
Subject Fiction
Notable works The Divorce Party;
The First Husband
Spouse Josh Singer (m. 2012)

Laura Dave (born July 18, 1977) is an American novelist. She is the author of London Is The Best City In America (2006) and The Divorce Party (2008). Her most recent novel, Eight Hundred Grapes, was released in 2015. Dave's fiction and essays have been published in The New York Times,[1] The New York Observer,[2] ESPN, Redbook, and The Huffington Post.[3] She most often writes about relationships, family, infidelity, and marriage. She has appeared on CBS's The Early Show, Fox News Channel's Fox & Friends and NPR's All Things Considered.[4] In 2008, Cosmopolitan named her a "Fun and Fearless Phenom of the Year."[5]

Early life and education[edit]

Dave was born in New York City[6] and grew up in Scarsdale, New York.[7][8] Her interest in writing began when she was in elementary school.[9][10] Dave graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1999, where she received a B.A. in English. She has an MFA from the University of Virginia's creative writing program.[11] She was a Henry Hoyns Fellow[12] and a recipient of the Tennessee Williams Scholarship.[8] She received several awards for her writing including the AWP Intro Award in Short Fiction.[6]


After graduating from graduate school, Dave worked as a freelance journalist for ESPN.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Dave is married to screenwriter Josh Singer. They reside in Los Angeles, California.[11]




In 2006, Universal Studios optioned the rights to London Is The Best City In America as a starring vehicle for Reese Witherspoon.[13] In 2008, Universal Studios also optioned The Divorce Party in conjunction with Echo Films, Jennifer Aniston's production company.[14]


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  4. ^ My Guilty Pleasure
  5. ^ 2008 Cosmopolitan Fun Fearless Phenom Awards
  6. ^ a b "Laura Dave: 'No one should be the arbiter of what we're reading and what we're not reading'". Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Laura Dave, London is the Best City in America". Conversations w/ Famous Writers. August 21, 2006. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "London Is the Best City in America". Penguin. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ Lim, Rachel (April 28, 2011). "Laura Dave Interview". The Cavalier Daily. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  10. ^ Bonia, Nicole (April 26, 2012). "Out of Twenty: Laura Dave, Author of The First Husband, Answers Six Questions". Linus's Blanket. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b c LaBrie, Sarah (May 25, 2012). "Laura Dave, L.A. Novelist, on Nora Ephron, Chick Lit and Whether Facebook Makes Us Happy". LA Weekly. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Laura Dave". Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  13. ^ Par finds 'Love' interest in Parker
  14. ^ Jennifer Aniston forms Echo Films

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