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Jane Mendelsohn is an American author. She is the author of the novel "I Was Amelia Earhart" that was an international bestseller in 1996 and short-listed for the Orange Prize.

Background

Jane Mendelsohn was born in 1965 in New York, United States. Daughter of Frederick (a psychiatrist) and Leatrice (an art historian) Mendelsohn.

Education

She graduated from Horace Mann School in New York and graduated summa cum laude from Yale University in 1987. She attended Yale Law School for one year.

Career

She began publishing literary reviews in the Village Voice in 1990. Since then, her reviews have appeared in The Guardian, the New York Times Book Review, The New Republic, The Yale Review, and the London Review of Books. She has worked as an assistant to the literary editor at The Village Voice and as a tutor at Yale University.

Achievements

  • She is the author of the novel "I Was Amelia Earhart" that was an international bestseller in 1996 and short-listed for the 1997 Orange Prize.

Connections

Mendelsohn is married and lives in New York with her husband, producer Nick Davis, and two daughters.

father:
Frederick Mendelsohn - Psychiatrist

mother:
Leatrice Mendelsohn - art historian

spouse:
Nick Davis