Jillian Medoff  
Jillian Medoff
BIOGRAPHY

Jillian Medoff is the acclaimed author of I Couldn't Love You More, Hunger Point and Good Girls Gone Bad, all of which received surprisingly great reviews (surprising to her). I Couldn't Love You More was a national bestseller. Hunger Point, also a huge seller, was adapted into an original Lifetime movie starring Barbara Hershey and Christina Hendricks. Unsold copies of Good Girls Gone Bad, by contrast, can be found (by the boxload) in her mother's basement. Jillian's books have been translated into several different languages, including French, Spanish, Hebrew, Turkish, Hungarian, Polish and German, and Good Girls was serialized in Japanese for Marie Claire magazine.

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 these authors continue to influence her work in powerful and diverse ways, she suspects few of them, if any, 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. She currently lives in New York with her family, and has no plans to move anytime soon.

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