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Author of My Sister's Keeper...
Jodi Lynn Picoult is an American author born and raised in Nesconset on Long Island until her family moved to New Hampshire when she was 13. Picoult wrote her first story at five years old, entitled 'The Lobster Which Misunderstood'.
She studied writing at Princeton University and graduated in 1987. Two of her short stories were published in Seventeen magazine whilst still in university. Right after graduation, she began different kinds of work ranging from editing textbooks to teaching eighth grade English. She since earned a master's degree in education from Harvard. Picoult currently has 14 million copies of her books in print worldwide.
Picoult's extensive list of books includes My Sister's Keeper, which was made into a film in 2009. Other novels by Picoult include The Pact (made into a film in 2002), The Tenth Circle, Lone Wolf, Salem Falls and Vanishing Acts, among others.
She also wrote five issues of DC Comics' Wonder Woman series, which were compiled into Wonder Woman: Love and Murder.
Book and writing awards
Picoult was awarded the New England Bookseller Award for fiction in 2003.
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