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Randy Sue Coburn


Randy Sue Coburn began her career as a journalist whose essays and articles appeared in numerous national magazines and major newspapers, including Esquire, Smithsonian, Elle, The Washington Post, and The Chicago Tribune. Her screenplays include Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, the 1994 film about Dorothy Parker that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and won Jennifer Jason Leigh the National Society of Film Critics Award for best actress. Her film work and teaching at The University of Washington subsidized the writing of Remembering Jody, (1999, Carroll & Graf). Randy Sue's second novel, Owl Island, was published in June, 2006 by Ballantine, a division of Random House. Born in Chicago and raised in South Carolina, she is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of The University of Georgia. Her husband, Nick Fennel, is a visual artist and they currently live along the waterfront in downtown Seattle with Binx, a floppy-eared terrier known by name to many more vendors in the Pike Place Market than his mistress.

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