J. Courtney Sullivan
J. Courtney Sullivan is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Commencement, Maine, The Engagements, and Saints For All Occasions. Maine was named a Best Book of the Year by Time magazine, and a Washington Post Notable Book for 2011. The Engagements was one of People Magazine’s Top Ten Books of 2013 and an Irish Times Best Book of the Year. It is soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon and distributed by Fox 2000, and it will be translated into 17 languages.
Her latest novel, Saints For All Occasions, was named one of the ten best books of the year by the Washington Post, a New York Times Critic’s Pick for 2017, and a New England Book Award nominee. Courtney’s writing has also appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Chicago Tribune, New York magazine, Elle, Glamour, Allure, Real Simple, and O: The Oprah Magazine, among many others. She is a co-editor, with Courtney Martin, of the essay anthology Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists. In 2017, she wrote the foreword to a new edition of one of her favorite children’s books, Anne of Green Gables, for Penguin Classics.
A Massachusetts native, Courtney now lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, son, and dog.
Talks and Topics
Saints for All Occasions - Author Presentation
Maine- Author Presentation
The Engagements - Author Presentation
Commencement - Author Presentation
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Previous & Upcoming Events:
Sept 14, 2018: Provincetown Book Festival - Provincetown, MA
Sept 12, 2018: Milton Library - Milton, MA
Sept 11, 2018: Westwood Free Library - Westwood, MA
Aug 21, 2018: East Meadow Library - East Meadow, NY
Aug 14, 2018: Atlanta History Center - Atlanta, GA
June 18, 2018: Aspen Summer Words Festival - Aspen, CO
In the News:
“J. Courtney Sullivan’s Saints for All Occasions is This Year’s Best Book About Family” - The Washington Post (May 2017)
“J. Courtney Sullivan on Writing About Faith, Politics and Secrets” - American University Radio (May 2017)
“Author J. Courtney Sullivan Travels to Ireland in Search of Her Roots” - Conde Nast Traveler (May 2017)
“The 20 Best New Books of 2017” - Harper’s Bazaar (Dec 2017)
“The Surprising Comfort I Get From Living in a Haunted House” - Real Simple (Sept 2018)