Lisa Taddeo

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Lisa Taddeo
Notable awardsPushcart Prize 2017, 2019
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Lisa Taddeo is a #1 New York Times best selling author, journalist and two-time recipient of the Pushcart Prize for her short stories 42 (2017), published in the New England Review[1][2][3] and Suburban Weekend (2019), published in Granta.[4]


Taddeo's work has appeared in The Best American Political Writing and The Best American Sports Writing anthologies.[5][6] Taddeo was an associate editor at Golf Magazine when David Granger assigned her first piece for Esquire, "The Last Days of Heath Ledger",[7] after reading her unpublished novel.[8] In 2015 The Washington Post named her New York Magazine piece, "Rachel Uchitel is Not A Madam",[9] one of their top five long reads that stand the test of time.[10] In 2013 she appeared in Esquire Network's 80th Anniversary special.[11] She was awarded the William Holodnok Fiction Prize and the Florence Engel Randall Award in fiction.[12]

Her book Three Women was released in July 2019 by Simon and Schuster.[13][14]

Early life and education[edit]

Taddeo completed her MFA in fiction at Boston University.[15] Her mother was born in Italy.[16] Her father died in a car accident.[17][third-party source needed] She is married with a child.[18]


  1. ^ Taddeo, Lisa (April 2, 2015). "Forty-Two". New England Review. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  2. ^ "NER Selections Included in Pushcart Prize XLI". New England Review. 2016-11-18. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  3. ^ "Lisa Taddeo wins Pushcart Prize | BU Creative Writing". Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  4. ^ "Granta on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  5. ^ BEST AMERICAN POLITICAL WRITING 2009 by Royce Flippin | Kirkus Reviews.
  6. ^ "David's review of The Best American Sports Writing 2009". Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  7. ^ Taddeo, Lisa (October 11, 2017). "Heath Ledger Death - Final Days and Death of Heath Ledger". Esquire. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  8. ^ Arango, Tim (2008-03-06). "Esquire Publishes a Diary That Isn't". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  9. ^ Taddeo, Lisa (April 12, 2010). "Rachel Uchitel Is Not a Madam". Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  10. ^ "Opinion | Five long reads that stand the test of time". Washington Post. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  11. ^ Bailey, Fenton; Barbato, Randy (2013-09-23), Esquire 80th Anniversary Special, Julie Marcus, Lisa Taddeo, retrieved 2017-11-05
  12. ^ "2017 Award Winners | Women's Guild". Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  13. ^ "Simon & Schuster | Jofie Ferrari-Adler". Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  14. ^ "Amazon".
  15. ^ "Lisa Taddeo". Granta Magazine. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  16. ^ Taddeo, Lisa (2016-09-30). "My Mother Was a Bright Green Suede Fendi Bag". ELLE. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  17. ^ Taddeo, Lisa. "Rushing Is Unsafe at Any Speed". The Vineyard Gazette - Martha's Vineyard News. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  18. ^ "Births". Martha's Vineyard Times. March 11, 2015. Retrieved 17 December 2017.