Ellen Feldman

Ellen Feldman

Ellen Feldman, a 2009 Guggenheim Fellow, is the author of The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank, Scottsboro, which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction, and Next To Love. She lives in New York City with her husband.

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The exhilaration of writing

Ellen Feldman's latest novel The Unwitting tells the story of a marriage set against the backdrop of the Cold War and the CIA. Here, she talks about her interest in the relationship between the private and the political and how she came to write fiction for a living.

Shelfie!

Shelfie!

While the world has become obsessed with taking selfies, we've been taking shelfies.

When characters talk back

When characters talk back

Finding a voice for your characters is difficult. Ellen Feldman, author of The Unwitting and Scottsboro, shares the advice she was once given by her editor that changed the way she wrote.

Seven tributes to remarkable women

Seven tributes to remarkable women

To celebrate International Women's Day on 8 March, I asked a few of Picador's female authors to write a short paragraph about the woman that most inspired them and why. As the responses came in I laughed, got goosebumps, and felt a tear or two brewing. This collection of voices tells of remarkable women. Some stories are funny, some moving; all will – I hope – leave you feeling inspired.