Alice Sebold

Author of The Lovely Bones and The Almost Moon

Alice Sebold

Biography

Date of birth:1963

Alice Sebold was born in Madison, Wisconsin, and grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia.

It was while she was a student at Syracuse University in New York that she was raped - an experience that formed the basis of her 1999 memoir, Lucky, after a policeman told her she was "lucky" not to have been killed by her attacker.

After graduating from Syracuse University, Alice moved to Texas to study at the Houston University, however after failing to graduate she moved to Manhattan, where she started experimenting with heroin. Alice would later recall this dark period of her life, "I did a lot of things that I am not particularly proud of and that I can't believe that I did."

After 10 years in New York City, Alice relocated to California to work as a caretaker for an arts colony. She lived in a cabin (without electricity) in the middle of the woods, and spent most of her time writing. It was during this time that Alice enrolled at the University of Irvine and began writing Lucky, it was also during her time at Irvine that she met her future husband, the novelist Glen David Gold.

Alice is perhaps best known for the phenomenally successful The Lovely Bones, which was made into a film by Peter Jackson in 2009.

Book and writing awards

American Booksellers'Association Book of the Year Award (2003)(The Lovely Bones); Bram Stoker Award for First Novel (2002)(The Lovely Bones).

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Richard Russo, Leif Enger

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The Almost Moon

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Helen Knightly has spent a lifetime trying to win the love of a mother who had none to spare. And as this electrifying novel opens, she steps over a boundary she never dreamt she would even approach. But while her act is almost unconscious, it...
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The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones (Paperback)

by Alice Sebold

Format: Paperback 256 pages
Published: 03/05/2003
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My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973. My murderer was a man from our... Read more

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Lucky

Lucky (Paperback)

by Alice Sebold

Format: Paperback 272 pages
Published: 01/12/2002
Publisher: Picador

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In a memoir hailed for its searing candour and wit, Alice Sebold reveals how her life was utterly transformed when, as an eighteen-year-old college... Read more

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The Almost Moon

The Almost Moon (Paperback)

by Alice Sebold

Format: Paperback 304 pages
Published: 03/10/2008
Publisher: Picador

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Helen Knightly has spent a lifetime trying to win the love of a mother who had none to spare. And as this electrifying novel opens, she steps over a... Read more

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