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Nell Freudenberger

USA flag (b.1975)

Nell Freudenberger is a writer who lives in New York City. Her first book, a story collection entitled Lucky Girls, was published by Ecco/HarperCollins in 2003 and won the PEN/Malamud Award. Her second book, a novel called The Dissident, was published in 2006, also by Ecco. Freudenberger graduated from Harvard and has traveled extensively in Asia. Her travel writing has been published in Travel Leisure, Salon, The New Yorker, and The Telegraph Magazine. She has written book reviews for The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vogue and The Nation.

Genres: Historical, Literary Fiction
New and upcoming books
April 2024

The Limits
   The Dissident (2006)
   The Newlyweds (2012)
   Lost and Wanted (2019)
   The Limits (2024)
   Lucky Girls (2003)
Nell Freudenberger recommends
St. Ivo (2020)
Joanna Hershon
"Joanna Hershon’s descriptive powers are vivid and cinematic, but she’s also an expert chronicler of the invisible: the changing emotional weather of a marriage, the vicissitudes of sexual passion and of grief, and the way that two human beings in an intimate relationship can still keep devastating secrets from each other. About a particular time and place?Brooklyn, right now?St. Ivo has the eerie quality of a fairy tale, as if something inexplicable might be waiting around the next bend in even the most familiar path."
Conjure Women (2020)
Afia Atakora
"If you are grieving for Toni Morrison, Afia Atakora is the young writer to read now: the kind of historical novelist who makes you believe she must have somehow seen the places she describes and known these characters herself. Her astonishing debut takes the reader to a Reconstruction-era Southern plantation, where two little girls--the enslaved child of the local healer and the planter's cloistered daughter--become unlikely friends. Conjure Women illuminates an unfamiliar corner of Civil War history and brings to life an indelible character whose talents, from midwifery to voodoo, will yield her own unconventional path to power and freedom."

Books containing stories by Nell Freudenberger
The Best American Short Stories 2004 (2004)
(Best American Short Stories)
edited by
Katrina Kenison and Lorrie Moore

2007 Granta Best of Young American Novelists

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