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Ellen Feldman

USA flag (1941 - )

aka Amanda Russell, Elizabeth Villars

Ellen Feldman is the author of Scottsboro, The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank, and Lucy. She writes both historical fiction and social history, and has published articles on the history of divorce, plastic surgery, Halloween, the Normandie, and many other topics, as well as numerous book reviews. She has also lectured extensively around the country and in Germany and England, and is a sought-after speaker to reading groups both in person and by telephone.

She grew up in northern New Jersey and attended Bryn Mawr College, from which she holds a B.A. and an M.A. in modern history. After further graduate studies in history at Columbia University, she worked for a New York publishing house.

She lives in New York City and East Hampton, New York, with her husband and Cairn terrier named Lucy, and is currently at work on a novel about Margaret Sanger and Aimee Semple McPherson.

Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2009) : Scottsboro

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