Jodi Picoult

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Jodi Picoult

Picoult at a book signing in New Hampshire
Born May 19, 1966 (1966-05-19) (age 48)
Nesconsent, Long Island, New York, U.S.
Occupation Writer
Language English
Nationality American
Alma mater Princeton University, Harvard University
Period 1992-present
Notable work(s) Nineteen Minutes, The Pact
Notable award(s) New England Bookseller Award
Spouse(s) Tim Van Leer

Jodi Lynn Picoult (born 19 May 1966 in Nesconsent, Long Island, New York) is an American author. Picoult comes from what she calls a "non-practicing Jewish family". She was raised in her hometown in Long Island, but moved to the U.S. State of New Hampshire when she was 13 years old. She attended Princeton, a university in the U.S. state of New Jersey, where she studied writing and graduated from in 1987. She also went to Harvard University, where she earned a master's degree in education. She had many jobs, as a guest writer for magazines like Seventeen, to editing textbooks and teaching eighth grade English. She published her first novel Songs of the Humpback Whale in 1992. Her first book to debut as a New York Times best-seller was her 2007 novel Nineteen Minutes;[1] the following year her novel Change of Heart became her second novel to debut as #1 on the New York Times Best Seller's list.[1] Her last novel to be featured on the list was Handle With Care (2009).[1] Four of her novels, The Pact (1998), Plain Truth (2000), The Tenth Circle (2006) and most recently, My Sister's Keeper, which published as a book in 2004 but released as a movie in 2009. She was awarded the New England Bookseller Award for fiction in 2003. Picoult currently has some 14 million copies of her books in print worldwide. In addition to writing novels, Picoult had written for DC Comics' third volume of Wonder Woman in 2007; she only wrote 5 issues. She lives with her husband, Tim Van Leer, their three children and pets in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Books by Picoult[change | change source]

Years Title Notes
1992 Songs of the Humpback Whale
1993 Harvesting the Heart
1995 Picture Perfect
1996 Mercy
1998 The Pact Adapted as a Lifetime Original Movie in 2002
1999 Keeping Faith Adapted as a Lifetime Original Movie in 2004
2000 Plain Truth
2001 Salem Falls
2002 Perfect Match
2003 Second Glance
2004 My Sister's Keeper Adapted into a movie in 2008
2005 Vanishing Acts
2006 The Tenth Circle
2007 Nineteen Minutes New York Times Best Seller[1]
2008 Change of Heart New York Times Best Seller[1]
2009 Handle With Care New York Times Best Seller[1]
2010 House Rules
2011 Sing You Home

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Jodi Picoult". http://www.jodipicoult.com/JodiPicoult.html#about. Retrieved 3 February 2011. "Jodi Picoult, 43, is the bestselling author of seventeen novels ... the last three of which debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list, – and her newest novel, House Rules (2010)."