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If You Like Zoë Heller
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									Zoë HellerZoë Heller
Although Zoë Heller made her initial splash with a series of addictively entertaining, confessional columns for Britain's mainstream newspapers, her transition to a writer of serious literary fiction is as complete as it is extraordinary.

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Fact File

Zoë Heller
Also Known As:
Zoë Kate Hinde Heller (full name)
Current Home:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
July 7, 1965
Place of Birth:
London, England
B.A., St. Anne's College, Oxford, 1987; M.A., Columbia University 1988
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, 2003; Columist of the Year, British Press Awards, 2002

Heller's Big Hit

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								What Was She Thinking? Notes on a Scandal, Author: 
								Zoe Heller.

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What Was She Thinking? Notes on a Scandal
by Zoe Heller
"In penning her wickedly wonderful second novel, Zoë Heller certainly had her head squarely on her shoulders," say our Editors. Chosen as a fall 2003 selection in our Discover Great New Writers program, Heller's incisive look at the friendship between two women as it becomes infused with the trappings of a scandal is generating a buzz both here and in the U.K.

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If She Had a Book Club...

In our exclusive interview with Heller, we asked her if she had a book club, what it would be reading. Her answer: "The House in Paris by Elizabeth Bowen. Bowen is not much read these days, which is a shame, because she's awfully good. This novel, which I finished recently, is rich in beautiful sentences and brilliant, epigrammatic apercus. Also, it's about good people doing awful things -- a subject which I imagine would make good material for a club discussion."

*  The House in Paris by Elizabeth Bowen

Heller's Debut

Favorite Writers and Reads

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								Everything You Know, Author: 
								Zoe Heller.

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Everything You Know
by Zoe Heller
Heller's broadly comic debut novel offers a glimpse into the life of an Englishman named Willy Muller, an anti-protagonist who is, according to The Los Angeles Times is "a first-class curmudgeon forced to get in touch with -- and atone for -- the true jerk within."

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								I Capture the Castle, Author: 
								Dodie Smith.

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I Capture the Castle
by Dodie Smith
In our interview, Heller tells us about one of her all-time favorite books, Dodie Smith's I Capture the Castle: "It's very, very well written, fantastically atmospheric and it contains, among other things, a love story that never fails to make me cry." Read our interview with Heller to learn more about her favorite writers and reads, including:

*Poor George  by Paula Fox
*The Moronic Inferno: and Other Visits to America  by Martin Amis
*Herzog  by Saul Bellow
*Burger's Daughter  by Nadine Gordimer
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