Jillian Medoff's bitterly funny, shocking new novel, I Couldn't Love You More, will be available in 2012 from Grand Central Publishing. She is the acclaimed author of Hunger Point and Good Girls Gone Bad, both of which received surprisingly great reviews (surprising to her). A huge seller in the US, Hunger Point was the basis for the Lifetime movie starring Barbara Hershey and Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men"). Although Jillian is proud of Hunger Point, had anyone asked, she would not have selected such a bright pink (any pink, frankly) for the trade paperback edition. On the plus side, the book is still in print.
The eldest daughter of a traveling salesman, Jillian moved 17 times by age 17, ultimately ending up in Atlanta, where her new novel is set. She has a BA from Barnard and an MFA from NYU, and is grateful for having studied with such luminary writers as Mona Simpson, Jonathan Dee, Robert Coover, and Alice Walker. She also attended Master Classes with Toni Morrison, Joyce Carol Oates, and Grace Paley. Although each author continues to influence her work in powerful and diverse ways, she suspects few of them remember her. A former fellow at the MacDowell Colony, Blue Mountain Center, VCCA and Fundacion Valparaiso in Spain, Jillian taught at NYU and the University of Georgia, but for only, like, five minutes.
You can read more about Jillian's books at www.jillianmedoff.com. She currently lives with her family, and has no plans to move anytime soon.
John Updike (the Rabbit series)
I Couldn't Love You More, Grand Central Publishing, 2012
Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group
PEN, The Mollie Tallulah Dawson College Fund, Authors Guild
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