GABRIELLE ZEVIN is an internationally bestselling author whose books have been translated into thirty-eight languages.
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry spent several months on the New York Times Bestseller List, reached #1 on the National Indie Bestseller List, was a USA Today Bestseller, and has been a bestseller all around the world. A.J. Fikry was honored with the Southern California Independent Booksellers Award for Fiction and the Booksellers’ Prize (Japan), and was long listed for the International Dublin Literary Award. 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 and was long-listed for the James Tiptree, Jr. Award. The Hole We’re In was a New York Times Editor’s Choice title. Of The Hole We’re In, The New York Times Book Review wrote, “Zevin breathes real life into this tough-girl vet, a heroine for our times, recognizable from life but new to fiction.” Her most recent novel is Young Jane Young, which won the Southern Book Prize, and was one of the Washington Post’s “Fifty Notable Works of Fiction.” In a starred review, Kirkus Reviews wrote, “This book will not only thoroughly entertain everyone who reads it; it is the most immaculate takedown of slut-shaming in literature or anywhere else. Cheers, and gratitude, to the author.”
She has also written books for young readers. Elsewhere was an American Library Association Notable Children’s Book, a finalist for the Quill Award and the California Young Reader Medal, and was long listed for the Carnegie Medal. It won the Borders Original Voices Award, the Ulmer Unke, and the Sakura Medal. 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) for which she received an Independent Spirit Award Nomination for Best First Screenplay. She and director Hans Canosa adapted her novel Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac (ALA Best Books for Young Adults, NYPL Books for the Teenage) into the Japanese film, Dare ka ga Watashi ni Kissu wo Shita. She has occasionally written criticism for the New York Times Book Review and NPR’s All Things Considered, and she began her writing career at age fourteen as a music critic for the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. Her Modern Love column was recently read by Sandra Oh for the Modern Love podcast.
Zevin is a graduate of Harvard University. She lives in Los Angeles.