Shari Goldhagen is an American
authorof fiction. She is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of a grade-schoolteacher and a jewelry salesman. After briefly attending Ohio Universityin Athens, Ohio. she transfereed to Northwestern University, where she earned a journalismdegree. Following this, she moved to Columbus, Ohiowhere she earned an MFA from Ohio State University. She has been a journalist for National Enquirer, Life & Style and Celebrity Living Weekly. She currently lives in New York Citywhere she teaches fiction and works as a freelancewriter. She has received fellowships from Yaddo, MacDowell, and Ohiana Library Association.
She was engaged to
Will Leitch, editor of popular sports blog Deadspin. Her sister is the actress Jacqui Holland.
Goldhagen has published one novel as of early
Family And Other Accidents" (ISBN 0-385-51597-9) Entertainment Weeklysaid the book "delicately mines the complexities of how loved ones seem close and far away -- often at the same time -- and how the smallest word uttered has the power to unravel or save. You embrace this book enthusiastically." People Magazinecalled the book an "engrossing, beautifully written debut." Richard Ford, in writing an endorsement on the dust jacket of "Family and Other Accidents", wrote: "Ms. Goldhagen already, at a young age, is a fully self-possessed novelist, in command of large figurations, shrewed intelligence and wit, and a fine eye for the world and the American sentence."
* [http://www.sharigoldhagen.com Shari Goldhagen home page]
* [http://www.gothamist.com/archives/2006/04/10/shari_goldhagen_1.php Interview with Shari Goldhagen] (Gothamist)
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