Jillian Medoff’s fourth novel, a blistering and hilarious dissection of corporate culture, will be available from Harper/HarperCollins in 2018. This latest book offers an insider’s look at an HR department forced to contend with professional and personal challenges, including a company-wide downsizing, grand larceny, medical emergencies and bitter heartbreak.
Jillian is the acclaimed author of I COULDN’T LOVE YOU MORE, HUNGER POINT (both national bestsellers) and GOOD GIRLS GONE BAD. HUNGER POINT was adapted into an original Lifetime movie starring Barbara Hershey and Christina Hendricks. Her books have been translated into French, Spanish, Hebrew, Turkish, Hungarian, Polish, German, and Japanese.
Along with writing novels, Jillian has a successful career in management consulting and corporate communications. She’s worked for a wide range of employers across multiple industries, including Deloitte, Aon, Revlon, Max Factor and Medco. Now, as a Senior Consultant with the Segal Group, she advises clients on communication strategies for all aspects of the employee experience, such as workforce engagement, performance management and professional development. She’s fluent in HR practices and procedures, and has deep subject matter expertise in benefits and pay programs. (What all this means, basically, is that she uses phrases like “driving behavior change” and “increasing ROI” without irony.)
The eldest daughter of a traveling salesman, Jillian moved 17 times by age 17, ending up in Atlanta. She has a BA from Barnard and an MFA from NYU, where she 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 of these authors continue to influence her novels in myriad ways, she suspects few, if any, remember her. A former fellow at the MacDowell Colony, Blue Mountain Center, VCCA and Fundacion Valparaiso in Spain, Jillian is hard at work on her next novel, a 21st century BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES.