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Laura Dave

Award-winning author


A sample of what our students had to say after their visit with Laura Dave:

  • "Laura Dave's talk about the life of an author helped me to understand the kind of commitment it takes to be a writer."
  • "Really cool."

Laura Dave is the author of three books, The First Husband, The Divorce Party and London Is the Best City in America. In addition to writing books, she has also worked steadily as a journalist. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Glamour, Self, Modern Bride, Redbook, ESPN the Magazine, and The New York Observer, as well as on NPR's All Things Considered.

In 2008, Cosmopolitan magazine named Laura a "Fun and Fearless Phenom of the Year," calling her "an inspiration" to young women. The First Husband was included in the Washington Post's Summer Reading Lineup for 2011.

Laura Dave was born in New York City and received her BA in English from the University of Pennsylvania and continued her studies at The University of Virginia, where she earned her MFA. While in school, Laura received several awards for her writing including The Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Intro Award in Short Fiction. She now lives in southern California, where she is at work on a new novel.

For more information about Laura Dave please visit her website.


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