Hilma Wolitzer

Robert Conlon

The paperback of AN AVAILABLE MAN is now available for preorder from the usual places.

From the publisher, about
AN AVAILABLE MAN
:
In this tender and funny novel, award-winning author Hilma Wolitzer mines the unpredictable fallout of suddenly becoming single later in life, and the chaos and joys of falling in love the second time around.

With wit, warmth, and a keen understanding of the heart, An Available Man explores aspects of loneliness and togetherness, and the difference in the options open to men and women of a certain age. Most of all, the novel celebrates the endurance of love, and its thrilling capacity to bloom anew.

Biography

I was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and now my husband--a psychologist--and I live in Manhattan. We have two grown daughters. Meg is a novelist and Nancy is a freelance editor and visual artist.

I started writing when I was a child. My first published work, at 9, was a poem about winter in the Junior Inspectorís Club Journal, sponsored by the New York City Department of Sanitation. But I was really a late bloomer, publishing my first short story in my 30ís and my first novel, ENDING, when I was 44. For a while I was billed as The Great Middle-Aged Hope. My 14th book, AN AVAILABLE MAN, a novel about dating and finding love later in life, will be published in January 2012.

Iíve taught in many creative writing programs, including the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, the Iowa Writerís Workshop, Columbia University and N.Y.U. and have received honors and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, NEA, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and the American Academy of Arts & Letters.

Novels


AN AVAILABLE MAN
SUMMER READING
THE DOCTORíS DAUGHTER
TUNNEL OF LOVE
SILVER
IN THE PALOMAR ARMS
HEARTS
IN THE FLESH
ENDING


Non-Fiction


THE COMPANY OF WRITERS

Novels for Young Readers


WISH YOU WERE HERE
TOBY LIVED HERE
OUT OF LOVE
INTRODUCING SHIRLEY BRAVERMAN

Selected Works

Fiction
"Comic, tender, and delicious . . .You will love it!"--Adriana Trigiani
"This delicious comedy of manners is a pure delight . . ."
--New Orleans Times-Picayune
"It is a beautiful tale of coming apart and reconciliation."
A.M. Homes
"Funny, sad . . . an unforgettable story."
-- Publishers Weekly

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