Mameve Medwed is an American novelist. Born and raised in Bangor, Maine, she received her B.A. with honors from Simmons College and now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is the author of Mail, Host Family, The End of an Error, How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life (for which she received a 2007 Massachusetts Book Awards Fiction Honor), and Of Men and Their Mothers.
She has taught fiction writing at The Cambridge Center for Adult Education since 1979, mentored in the MFA in Creative Writing program at Lesley University from 1986–88, and was the 1996 Robert M. Gay Memorial Lecturer at the Department of English at Simmons College. She has taught a number of fiction writing classes, and she continues to give readings and lectures and participate in library panels and book festivals.
Her short stories, essays, and book reviews have appeared in, among others, The New York Times, Gourmet, Yankee, Redbook, Playgirl, The Boston Globe, Ascent, The Missouri Review, Confrontation, Newsday and The Washington Post. Her essay, "Oh, Lord. Oh, Lourdes. Alors!", appeared in the anthology How to Spell Chanukah, published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill in 2007.
- Mail (1997)
- Host Family (2000)
- The End of an Error (2003)
- How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life (2006)
- "Oh, Lord, Oh Lourdes, Alors!" in How to Spell Chanukah: And Other Holiday Dilemmas, 2007.
- Of Men and Their Mothers (2008)
- "Confessions of a Faux-Food Fanatic", Gourmet.com, 2009.
- "Seen through a therapist’s eyes, characters unfurl", The Boston Globe, 2010.
- Matt Stewart's 'The French Revolution,' a novel first released on Twitter", The Washington Post, 2010.
- "Scenes from a Marriage", The Boston Globe, 2010.
- "Candelabra and Chipped Paint", The New York Times, 2011.
- "Losing a Slice of Bangor", The Boston Globe, 2011.
- "Separation Anxiety," originally published in The Readerville Journal.
- "Decorating DNA," originally published in The Boston Globe Magazine.
- Book Review: Stephen King's On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, originally published in Newsday.
- "My Ongoing, Quirky, and Passionate Relationship with Stuff."
- '"The Story Behind How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life"