Jami Attenberg: Hachette Speakers Bureau

Jami Attenberg

Bestselling Author

Jami Attenberg has written about sex, technology, design, books, television, and urban life for The New York Times, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Salon, Buzzfeed, Print, The Hairpin, Vogue, New York, Elle, Real Simple, The Rumpus Wicked: The Musical: A Pop-up Compendium.

Her debut collection of stories, Instant Love, was published by Crown/Shaye Areheart Books in 2006. She is also the author of two novels, The Kept Man and The Melting Season, both published by Riverhead Books. Her third novel, The Middlesteins, was published in October 2012 by Grand Central Publishing. It appeared on The New York Times bestseller list, and was published in England, Taiwan, Russia, Italy, France, Turkey, The Netherlands, Germany and Israel in 2013. It was also a finalist for both the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction and the St. Francis College Literary Prize. Her fifth book, Saint Mazie, was published in June 2015 in the U.S., the UK, Italy, France and Germany, and has already been named a summer must-read by The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, L Magazine, The Millions, and Buzzfeed.

Jami believes in the power and importance of independent publishing and self-publication, whether online or in print. She has published and been published by a number of zines, and her blog, whatever-whenever.net, has been in existence in various forms since 1998. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, where she fights crime in her spare time.

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