Lily Koppel

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Lily Koppel
Born Lily Koppel
1981
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Occupation Author
Nationality American
Alma mater Barnard College
Genre Nonfiction
Notable works The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story, The Red Leather Diary
Website
www.astronautwivesclub.com

Lily Koppel is a writer living in New York City. She is known for her books The Red Leather Diary (2008) and The Astronaut Wives Club (2013).

Career[edit]

Koppel writes for The New York Times and other publications. She graduated from Barnard College in 2003 with a degree in English Literature and creative writing. Koppel began contributing reporting to The New York Times Boldface Names celebrity column in 2003.[1]

She has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America and National Public Radio.

Books[edit]

Koppel's book The Red Leather Diary: Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal was published by HarperCollins on April 1, 2008. The book is about her discovery of a young woman’s diary, kept in New York in the 1930s, and its return to Florence Wolfson Howitt, its owner, at age 90. The diary was recovered from a steamer trunk found in a dumpster outside of Koppel's apartment building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The non-fiction book is based on Koppel's New York Times City section cover story.[2]

Her second book, The Astronaut Wives Club, was published by Grand Central Publishing on June 11, 2013.[3] The book served as the basis for the ABC short-run TV series The Astronaut Wives Club, which premiered in June 2015.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Bravest Gossip Reporter Ever." Gawker.com. October 6, 2004. Archived January 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Koppel, Lily. "Speak, Memory." The New York Times. July 16, 2006.
  3. ^ Hachette Book Group. Archived 2013-01-05 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "ABC Unveils Summer Premiere Dates". Deadline.com. March 24, 2014. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 

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