About Ellen


EllenfeldmanEllen Feldman, a 2009 Guggenheim fellow, is the author of  The Unwitting, Next to LoveScottsboro,  which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank, and Lucy. She writes both fiction and social history, and has published numerous book reviews.

Ellen has lectured extensively around the country and in Germany and England.  She enjoys talking to book groups in person, on the phone, or via the web.

Ellen grew up in northern New Jersey and attended Bryn Mawr College, from which she holds a B.A. and an M.A. in modern history. After further graduate studies at Columbia University, she worked for a New York publishing house.

She lives in New York City and East Hampton, New York, with her husband and a terrier named Charlie. She is currently at work on Terrible Virtue, a novel about Margaret Sanger.