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									Meg WolitzerMeg Wolitzer
Not one to dally, Meg Wolitzer graduated from Brown University in 1981 -- and published her debut novel, Sleepwalking, the following year. Since then, she's written several more novels, as well as short stories and screenplays, and has taught writing at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and Skidmore College.

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Fact File

Name:
Meg Wolitzer
Current Home:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
May 28, 1959
Place of Birth:
Brooklyn, New York
Education:
B.A., Brown University, 1981
Awards:
National Endowment for the Arts grant, 1994; Best American Short Stories, 1999; Pushcart Prize; 1998





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								The Position, Author: 
								Meg Wolitzer.

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The Position
by Meg Wolitzer
When Paul and Roz Mellow write a Joy of Sex-esque guide illustrated with vivid sketches of their own coupling, it changes their lives -- and mortifies their children well into their adult lives. When their publisher decides to reissue the classic tome, the now-divorced sexperts and their grown children face another wild ride....

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								Surrender, Dorothy, Author: 
								Meg Wolitzer.
*  Sleepwalking (1982)
*  Hidden Pictures (1986)
*  This Is Your Life (1988)
*  Friends for Life (1994)
*  Surrender, Dorothy (1998)
*  The Wife (2003)
*  The Position (2005)

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All the World's a Stage

”Humor is very important to me in life and work. I take pleasure from laughing at movies, and crying at books, and sometimes vice versa," Wolitzer reveals in our exclusive interview. "I also have recently learned that I like performing. I think that writers shouldn’t get up at a reading and give a dull, chant-like reading from their book. They should perform; they should do what they need to do to keep readers really listening."



Favorite Writers and Reads



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								Kazuo Ishiguro.

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The Remains of the Day
by Kazuo Ishiguro
"This is a great example of the 'unreliable narrator' in fiction. It’s probably my favorite contemporary novel," comments Wolitzer in our interview about Kazuo Ishiguro's drama about a classic English butler and his fading inner world.

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								The Bell Jar, Author: 
								Sylvia Plath.

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The Bell Jar
by Sylvia Plath
On another favorite book -- Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar -- Wolitzer reflects, "I have never seen as good a depiction of adolescence-into-adulthood, as well as despair." Read our interview to learn more about Wolitzer's best-loved books, including:

*To the Lighthouse  by Virginia Woolf
*Dubliners  by James Joyce
*Madame Bovary  by Gustave Flaubert
*The Talented Mr. Ripley  by Patricia Highsmith
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