Earlier I shared my review on the book, I Couldn’t Love You More. Now I am thrilled to be sharing an interview with the author, Jillian Medoff.
- What books have influenced your life the most?
- If you had to choose, what writer would you consider a mentor?
- What book are you reading now?
- Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
- Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
The eldest daughter of a traveling salesman, Jillian moved 17 times by age 17, ultimately ending up in Atlanta, where her new novel is set. She has a BA from Barnard and an MFA from NYU, and is grateful for having studied with such luminary writers as Mona Simpson, Jonathan Dee, Robert Coover, and Alice Walker. She also attended Master Classes with Toni Morrison, Joyce Carol Oates, and Grace Paley. Although these authors continue to influence her work in powerful and diverse ways, she suspects few of them, if any, remember her. A former fellow at the MacDowell Colony, Blue Mountain Center, VCCA and Fundacion Valparaiso in Spain, Jillian taught at NYU and the University of Georgia, but for only, like, five minutes. She currently lives in New York with her family, and has no plans to move anytime soon.