GABRIELLE ZEVIN is an internationally bestselling author whose books have been translated into over thirty languages.
Her eighth novel, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry (2014), spent months on the New York Times Best Seller List, reached #1 on the National Indie Best Seller List, and has been a bestseller all around the world. The Toronto Globe and Mail called the book “a powerful novel about the power of novels.” Her debut, Margarettown, was a selection of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers program. The Hole We’re In was a New York Times Editor’s Choice title.
She also writes books for young readers. Her best known young adult novel is Elsewhere, an American Library Association Notable Children’s Book. Of Elsewhere, the New York Times Book Review wrote, “Every so often a book comes along with a premise so fresh and arresting it seems to exist in a category all its own… Elsewhere, by Gabrielle Zevin, is such a book.”
She is the screenwriter of Conversations with Other Women (Helena Bonham Carter, Aaron Eckhart) for which she received an Independent Spirit Award Nomination for Best First Screenplay. In 2009, she and director Hans Canosa adapted her novel Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac (ALA Best Books for Young Adults) into the Japanese film, Dareka ga Watashi ni Kiss wo Shita. She has also written for the New York Times Book Review and NPR’s All Things Considered. She began her writing career at age fourteen as a music critic for the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel.
Zevin is a graduate of Harvard University. She lives in Los Angeles. Her 9th novel is Young Jane Young and will be published by Algonquin Books on August 22, 2017.
Gabrielle Zevin is a New York Times bestselling author whose books have been translated into more than thirty languages. Her eighth novel, The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, spent more than four months on the New York Times Bestseller list, reached #1 on the National Indie Bestseller list, and has been a bestseller all around the world. She has also written books for children and young adults, including the award-winning Elsewhere.
FALL 2017 – THE YOUNG JANE YOUNG TOUR
Excelsior, MN – Excelsior Bay Books (off-site) – September 6, 2017
Stillwater, MN – Valley Bookseller (off-site) – September 7, 2017
Naperville, IL – Anderson’s Bookshop – September 8, 2017
Houston, TX – Blue Willow Bookshop – September 9, 2017
St Louis, MO – St. Louis County Library – September 11, 2017
Denver, CO – Tattered Cover Book Store – September 12, 2017
Kansas City, MO – Rainy Day Books (off-site) – September 13, 2017
Atlanta, GA – Margaret Mitchell House – September 14, 2017
Wichita, KS – Watermark Books – September 15, 2017
Washington D.C. – East City Bookshop – September 17, 2017
Coral Gables, FL – Books and Books – September 18, 2017
Davie, FL – Diane & Barry Willen Jewish Book Festival @ David Posnack JCC – September 19, 2017
Raleigh, NC – Quail Ridge Books – September 20, 2017
Corte Madera, CA – Book Passage – September 26, 2017
Danville, CA – Rakestraw Books – September 27, 2017
Seattle, WA – University Book Store – September 28, 2017
Santa Monica, CA – Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood – October 3, 2017
Pasadena, CA – Vroman’s Bookstore – October 4, 2017
Orange, CA – Book Carnival – October 5, 2017
La Jolla, CA – Warwick’s – October 10, 2017
Los Angeles, CA – Skylight Books (WNBA Panel) – October 11, 2017 Nashville, TN – Southern Festival of Books – October 13-14 Scarsdale, NY – Barnes & Noble Eastchester – October 16, 2017 Madison, CT – RJ Julia Booksellers – October 17, 2017 Portland, ME – Print Bookstore – October 18, 2017 Brookline, MA – Brookline Booksmith – October 19, 2017
They call it “sly” and “exhilarating,” which are two adjectives I really like. Also, Young Jane Young is in stores now.
25 events! I’ll talk. You’ll ask questions. You’ll talk. I’ll ask questions. It’ll be great.
Young Jane Young, my new book, comes out next week. It’s an Indie Next pick and a Library Reads title—thank you booksellers and librarians!—and there have already been a few great reviews. “The five main characters are among my favorite of any recent novel I’ve read. Each is resilient, brave, intelligent, witty and flawed — human, …