Meg Wolitzer is the product of the American suburbia, which she explores with nuance in the multilayered plots of her critically acclaimed novels The Female Persuasion (2018), The Interestings (2013), The Uncoupling (2011), The Ten-Year Nap (2008), The Position (2005), The Wife (2003), This is My Life (1988), and Sleepwalking (1982). She is also the author of The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman (2011), a novel about Scrabble for middle-grade readers, as well as the young adult novel Belzhar (2014). Her short fiction has been published in The Best American Short Stories.
Wolitzer’s substantial novels center on motherhood, sexuality, the life of the artist, and American gender politics through the decades. In her engaging lectures, she draws from the themes of her books, adding entertaining anecdotes and thoughtful insights into her craft and journey as a writer.
Wolitzer has taught creative writing at The University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, the MFA program at Columbia University's School of the Arts, Barnard College, Boston University, and Skidmore College. In 2013 she was a guest artist in the Princeton Atelier program at Princeton University. Currently she is a faculty member of the MFA program at SUNY Stony Brook Southampton. She lives in New York City with her family.
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