Jodi Picoult (1966 -) is an American writer.
“Picoult is a skilled wordsmith, and she beautifully creates situations that not only provoke the mind but touch the flawed souls in all of us.”
Picoult has published 26 novels, accompanying short stories, and has also written several issues of Wonder Woman.
Approximately 40 million copies of her books are in print worldwide, translated into 34 languages.
Picoult writes popular fiction which can be characterised as family saga.
She frequently centres storylines around a moral dilemma or a procedural drama which pits family members against one another.
Often characterised as an author of chick-lit, over her career, Picoult has covered a wide range of controversial or moral issues, including abortion, assisted suicide, race relations, eugenics, LGBT rights, and school shootings.
She has been described as,
“a paradox, a hugely popular, at times controversial writer,
ignored by academia, who questions notions of what constitutes literature
simply by doing what she does best.”
Picoult is the recipient of many awards, including the New England Bookseller Award for Fiction, the Alex Awards from the YALSA, a lifetime achievement award for mainstream fiction from the Romance Writers of America, the NH Literary Award for Outstanding Literary Merit and the Sarah Josepha Hale Award.
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